She threw her life away.
Tossed it away like a paper bag. Nothing.
Put herself in front of the 4:45 at Nordham Woods
A hundred yards from the level crossing.

She was truly brave.
To do that needs a special courage. Resolve.
Some say it’s the coward’s way but it’s the opposite –
You need strength to force a resolution.

We can’t measure despair.
It won’t respond to exhortation. Try harder!
We can’t always pull ourselves together.
Help, time, treatment – blackness is not forever.

Where does this leave us
Who might have helped in some small way? Sorrow.
Determined to be even better friends.
To stop it happening, elsewhere, tomorrow.