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.