Untimely death


Face down in the mud

the pale corpse of a young man

sadness overwhelms


by Scooj

I was walking my dog down by Cumberland Basin today and spotted a human body on the far bank. I was going to call the police, but noticed that a couple of uniformed officers were on their way to investigate. Within ten minutes the rescue services had arrived on the scene, and they set about recovering the body.

I feel numb and shocked and terribly sad. It is an image I will find hard to forget, and of course there are all the unanswered questions about what led up to this tragic event.

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my profile...to this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

9 thoughts on “Untimely death”

  1. Really sorry to hear you had to witness this mate
    Life can be so very hard even in the best of times
    And these are definitely not the best of times
    Taking a permanent decision to an impermanent problem will always be tragic for everyone involved

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