Precious Pictures

A man jumped off the bridge
that lead from the highway into town.
There were soccer games going on
at the park in its shadow.
He face planted into the concrete path
like a drunk kid into a pool.

From the neck down the body
stuck out of the ground in a puddle
made from blood and bits of skull.
The moment of contact was a wet slap
with a crunch at the end for good measure.

The ears and eyes now just paste
for some dead teeth to float in.
The runner that found him pissed himself
when the legs began moving inexplicably.

A mother of one the soccer players,
called the local authorities,
who showed up to collect all the details.
She expected some questions
regarding the reason,
but they just took their precious pictures
like they knew.

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