His frosted mouth
Covered by a sheer sheet,
And chairs stacked against walls
Formed in twisted Tetris
The emergency light waves
Like a healthy employee
Through the dark cast window,
His brittle hands grip the metal
Door as puffs of smoke rise in his chest

Andrea Byrd is a Junior at Mississippi Valley State University majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. She enjoys writing flash fiction and poetry in her spare time. She has received publication from Asahi Haiku Column in Japan.

You can see more of Andrea's work in 8.2 and 8.2 and 8.2