Poetry

Gone

In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears.
Except for TEENS.
But not one single adult.
No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents.
Just as suddenly,
there are no phones,
no internet,
no television.
No way to get help.
And no way to figure out what's happened.
Hunger threatens.
Bullies rule.
A sinister creature lurks.
Animals are mutating.
Teens themselves are changing,
developing new talents—
unimaginable,
dangerous,
deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day.
It's a terrifying new world.
Sides are being chosen,
a fight is shaping up.
Urbans against Suburbans
Bullies against the weak.
Powerful against powerless.
And time is running out:
It’s your turn,
you disappear just like everyone else...
GONE

Glori Mulligan 2011