Sunday, August 26, 2012

A family stood looking at the water....

It was almost the end of this cruel summer.....
of the swimming, the beach....
of the hot, humid air standing literally STILL....
of the GRIEF over their insanely, TRAGIC LOSS.....

They were a family of four...
They had been FIVE in the beginning of summer....
Tommy had gone out on the boat....alone....
He was 15 after all....a MAN...right ?
So he thought; he'd been driving that boat all his life....
It was a NO-BRAINER....

Yeah...Yeah...Mom would go crazy if she knew...
Dad was a bit more "lenient"......
So....off went Tommy.....full speed ahead......
The impact was instantaneous....
A large boat came crashing into him....driven by two drunk men having "fun".....
killing Tommy on the spot.....

The youngest son stood lapping up a pistachio icecream cone....
the pale green puddles melting like raindrops onto the boardwalk...

And so it went........