Monday, September 30, 2013

Zack Frobe

Frobe passed away last week. The usual culprit, heroin, was his killer. People are speculating about his doesn't matter, the kid is in the ground. 

I met Frobe in 2010/11 when I was in BCP. He was young and inexperienced. He wanted to fit it. We were not friends at first. 

Frobe was back in, or still in, when I came back in Sept 2011. We did close to 90 days together that time. We were on D Pod, then A Pod. This is when we became friends. 

He reminded me much of myself at his age. He felt put upon and at odds with a world he didn't fully understand. I gave him a copy of Catcher in the Rye...he not only enjoyed it, but he understood it. I think he related to Holden because he loved his own sisters so much. 

I can proudly say that Frobe was my friend. He made me laugh and I will miss him. I hope he found a moment of peace before he died, he deserved it.