What I Did (Obsessive Killing Disorder) by Frank Molloy is a short poem about walking over Hungerford Bridge in London. Over the centuries, London’s bridges have been celebrated in art, poetry and song. In recent times, however, a more sinister side has pervaded, and perhaps it is the ‘murderous’ atmosphere of Hungerford Bridge, crossing from Lambeth to Charing Cross, that has most reflected the darker countenance of man. It has been connected to an extraordinary number of brutal civilian murders, as reflected in ‘What I Did’.
Frank Molloy is a London-born writer, historian and guide. A self-professed ‘flâneur’, his secret passion is London’s ‘psychogeographic’ nature. His book on the subject, Soul City Wandering, was published in 2020. He was a guest contributor at the 2020 World Psychogeography Congress. His material has been published as part of the official National Poetry Day 2017 and 2020 events programme, and featured as part of Kensington & Chelsea Arts Festival 2020.