Lost at Sea

It's been nearly 12 years since I  lost one of my best friends in a jet ski accident. And not a day goes by where I don't think about the impact he had on me and literally hundreds of others.

With the recent passing of Kobe Bryant, I've been especially reflective on what it means to live a life of purpose.

This is a poem I wrote to celebrate my friend Marco's life, and I hope it resonates.

Your laugh was annoying
Your smile was grand
One day I hope to understand
your stay was short
but all worthwhile
for everyone who saw you
couldn't help but smile
When I was worried
you told me not to be
And it is now that I finally see
how much you affected me
first friend in shanghai
keeping me real
for when I was down
you helped me feel
You wanted to be a pilot
to fly free and to roam
now with no boundaries
heaven is your home.
In the heart of the phoenix
you will continue you to soar
know that we miss you
and love you more.