They consume all,
Teaming, crawling upon one another,
Multiplying over and over once more,
Like stubborn bacteria; like fierce plague,
They are spiteful, fiendish creatures,
As they scurry and snarl, and crawl
and wound, fight, and destroy, infect
Like base vermin.
Yet they are scared; they fear, and weep
And wail; and pray, and stray and hide
Upon their isle, amongst star dotted voids
That strand them still.