4 am

4 am it happened.
I didn’t know it would,
But at 4 am he thrashed in the water,
Choking in the salty waters of the ocean.
I didn’t know what to do.
Heart pounding,
I stood there silently watching,
As my friend went blue.
His body soon became stiff,
And Jonny became proud.  
Jonny who held him down,  
Looked at us all,
And told us, “This is our secret now.”
We all agreed,
But at 4 am who can believe,
Life can end before your even sixteen.
I pleaded for him to get up,
I thought it was all just a game,
Until Jonny said: “It’s time to get our story straight.”