Now, this is yucky....
I wondered why there were so many birds on the flooded field; now I know. Drowned worms, their bloated, pale pink bodies lie twisted on the surface. I grit my teeth, and don’t look down.
I really wished I hadn't decided to walk across that particular field, it was horrible. But it reminded me of the artwork on a record sleeve I bought back in my 'younger' days.
That record was 'Body and Soul' by the Sisters of Mercy, and I played it over and over again...I still love it.
I remember the picture on the sleeve vividly, so after a little digging online, I discovered notes unpon the record's artwork which reveal it to be an engraving by the nineteenth century French artist Gustave Dore, and depicts a scene from Dante's 'Inferno'.
Apparently the picture is sometimes reproduced with the caption
'take care that you do not trod on the heads of thy brethern'.
I'm glad to report that I did try very hard not to tread on any of the dead worms. Yucky...