Hours pass; darkness flees,
morning light breaks threw.
Shoes tap, keys jingle, lights flicker;
Soft click, door creaks, silent scream.
Jaws open, eyes wide, heart stopping.
When did this happen-?
Dread fills; searches lab, glass crunches,
not here, horrid smell, black slime trail –
How could this happen-?
Pooled on counter, sliding down, bubbling on floor;
gurgling from the drain, like hot tar-
Why did this happen-?
Runs out, panic stricken, incoherent;
can't calm, can't speak, can't breath-
Who could do this-?
Comes back, more people, try to comfort;
shaking, paranoid, silent-
Sirens ring, yellow tape, suspects everywhere;
No leaving, no safety, no hope.
Gone, perished, murdered.
nothing left; few clues.
Black goo, scribbled notes, failed test results.
Status: Culprit Unknown