Hour 2 “Never save the drowning man in waves.” Brendan McEntee

Las Flores, El Salvador

He hashtags #neverleaving and I know he’s there now.
Watched as Tommy rides on a canary yellow surfboard,

back and forth he turns on IG video.

it’s 2014 like he’s on his skateboard on his childhood driveway

in younger years  and I ride by in my car

as he flips his hair to the side.

 

”The outside was a bit more intense.”

You’d never know it by his balance.

Amped is how he appears gliding

these South American blue waters.

A year before he bailed his surfboard for heroin.

Missing a wedding day and waves drowned in sorrow.

Now Tommy funnels, barrels, backdoors, carves, and curls

charging with his brothers and his Dad.

Caught inside this memory

I chunder in disbelief that he’s gone.

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