Authors note: Lester Bower's story was the inspiration for this poem.
now, she mourns the loss
of her blue eyed husband
who spent thirty years behind bars
locked into isolation.
death row inmate
now she clutches her wedding photo
tight to her pounding chest
her eyes are broken water faucets,
bleeding out heartbreak.
he smiles at the camera of fate
the whips of his hair
shades of grey and white
curl to one side of his forehead
his name is known by
news headlines and articles
that spam the internet like a wild fire.