innocence maintaned

i just saw the body of a guy who killed himself.

it was more intense that i thought it would be. walking up broadway early this morning, the street corner of b’way and astor palce was blocked off by cops and the fire department. what i presumed as a body was covered by a bright yellow tarp – like it was asking for your attention against the dark asphalt road.

i had breakfast, thinking it was an accident, someone got run over – or maybe a shoot down, or someone got mugged and the thief pulled out a knife. on my back to work, the fire department was hosing off the blood on the street, the body was gone. everyone was looking up – up at least 15 stories to a lone open window.