The Helminth


“Allghoi Khorkhoiby” by Pieter Dirkx

This is a short poem I wrote about a giant helminth (parasitic worm) and its attack on a small community.  Originally written on the 9th September 2016.

The Helminth

Late one day in the merry month of May,
The great helminth crawled out of the clay.
It screamed and it roared,
Striking a hellish chord,
‘Till the men gathered and assembled the horde.
With swords in their hands,
They stormed the sands,
Striking wildly as clay flew and scattered the lands.
And when all was said and done,
And the battle was won,
The beast sank beneath the waves, with the setting sun.

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