i'm a prisoner-staring through iron bars enclosing the patio we'll never laugh on again
hot concrete on the backs of my thighs

burning...
the cigarette glowing between my fingers;;
burning...
the smoke clouding my memories;;
burning...
the smoke filling my drowning lungs;;
burning...
the smoke wafting among the bars of this unrelenting prison;;
burning...
the smoke dying;;
burning...

dead.