The Most Loving Thing
Hindley Street 3
No Suspicious Circumstances.
On Thursday morning a man threw himself under a train at my local station.
It was peak-hour and because there were subsequent delays to commuter trains the incident was reported immediately. In most outlets the copy read, ‘man hit by train’.
By afternoon there were few mentions to be found of the man’s death. His death, said the internet, was ‘not considered suspicious’.
I’m conflicted about the way suicide is reported, but I do know I want truth from my news sources.
It’s far from accurate, that euphemism we see so often.
Dre Loves Lulu
6.45am, below Victoria Bridge, Brisbane