By GaryHamrick


By: Gary Hamrick Jr.

Greg came to me one Monday night and said, "I need a favor!" He would have never asked me but knew I would agree to do it this once. Knew what it'd meant to him, so I agreed when it came time.

On Tuesday I drove east of here and eventually got to Angel's place. Stayed there for the day and got drunk on her uncle's homemade wine. We spent the evening reminiscing about the old days.

She agreed to help with the task I had been given. Convinced her that she owed it to an old friend and while she was there she could try to do some surfing. Left early Wednesday morning for the coast.

Angel came here from California, arrived here 89, met on a Thursday, I remember this clearly for the silliest of reasons. She was a surfer girl from the coast and a pretty good singer. Not a bad dancer, either.

We headed down to the ocean side at dawn - Friday morning. The waves crashed like whiplash, there was a storm coming in soon. The wind blew Angel's hair as she enjoyed a slight taste of her treasured memories.

Memories? We both remembered. How could we forget something like that. We always said, "Nothing like that would happen to us." The usual lies that teenagers tell them themselves as they recover on Saturday mornings.

It happened though, between the night and Sunday morning. Angel cried as she watched me sail Gregory's ashes into the sea. A final wish granted, to wash away the bitterness of the end. The ocean has mind of its own I'm told.

Now, it has a heart and soul as well.


Created: Oct 02, 2012

Tags: spoken word, poetry, days

Audio Media

Related Records:

Sunday (Tiny Song)
Sunday (Tiny Song) By spaceship
Nothing_Big-_Joe_s_vocals..mp3 By GaryHamrick
Better Days Ahead (Matthew_Lister REmix)
Better Days Ahead (Matthew_Lister REmix) By ppeppina
Three Winter Sundays
Three Winter Sundays By GaryHamrick
Nothing Big (with My Vocals and some music)
Nothing Big (with My Vocals and some music) By GaryHamrick
THURSDAY By ppeppina
slow Talk (SONG remix of MAMACITA)
slow Talk (SONG remix of MAMACITA) By DevinLevi
Song 2 Original Vocals
Song 2 Original Vocals By cantstayinsidenomore
Soon Sun Soon Moon
Soon Sun Soon Moon By Metaphorest
THURSDAY (Remix) By valwoodrow
Lazy Days by Rainbowfish
Lazy Days by Rainbowfish By esonnad
Thursday by Peppina feat. Andrew Casanova (CasTrack Remix)
Thursday by Peppina feat. Andrew Casanova (CasTrack Remix) By Andrew Casanova