I came across your poem while browsing the Read a Newbie section of Writing.com. The title piqued my interest, so, I found I had to read and review it.
It appears that you are writing from the heart, about an incident that you experienced. If so, it is a sad tribute to your friend. I have found that people who share the same lifestyles as your late Mr. Brown, often do not listen to the voice of reason. They are hell-bent and headstrong to race down the pathfinder destruction they are on.
Your short free-verse piece tells a powerful story in a concise way. Your word choice is good and lends to your telling of the tale. Good job!
Thank you for sharing your work, and, welcome to WDC!