Why

A body limp with death,
lies at the bottom of a bridge.
Was it really worth it?
People converge on the body
blabbering, smiling, all stuffing their
faces with dinner.

Why did he do it?
A police officer appears with his
badge of authority.
Did anyone know him?

An ambulance wheels to a stop and
two white-coated men slowly get out.
Where was he from?
They efficiently store him
in the rear of the wagon.

Was he from the other side of town?
The ambulance pulls out of sight,
a boy shouts up to a window,
“Hey mom, what’s for dessert?”

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