There were reports
Of a plane crashing
Near a waterway

Turning the waters red
And as hazardous
As the blood of

The Patient Zero

The disease was dormant
But a blood sneeze erupted in its new host
Panic ensued

Ant that plane crashed

Near a waterway
Blood of the infected mixing with
The blood of the uninfected

Turning the waters red

The disease festered best in blood
But it grew just as easily in water
That waterway flowed into many others

The towns nearby would find out

Much too late
That they had consumed
Tainted water

The spread couldn't be contained
Not in time, not before there was a death toll
This mysterious illness

Struck again.