There’s a Samaritan’s helpline advertised on the platform
hanging from a lamp post on the sturdiest of wires
I think about the last hours of that American comedian
I picture him considering the place he will meet death
and try to uncoil his quick mind
as if such powers are really mine
It has to be such a certain thing because doubt won’t kill you
only the best of preparations
such as a strong hanging point
will see you through
Did he then worry about being found
or is that selfishness not allowed?
Is there a real risk of commuters throwing themselves under trains?
I step back from the edge as the train to London Bridge
slices through the taught cord which now gives