Reno Gazette Journal June 24, 2006 “79-year old found guilty of killing former boyfriend.”
ATLANTA-A 79-year-old woman accused of shooting her ex-boyfriend because their romance had ended was convicted of murder Friday. Lena Driskell was sentenced to life in prison plus five years. She was immediately taken into custody, and defense attorneys said she would not be eligible for parole for 30 years. Driskell shot 85-year-old Herman Winslow in June 2005 at the assisted living home where they both resided. After she was arrested, police said she was angry that their romance had ended and he was seeing another woman.
Life, Plus 5
Guess that showed the sonofabitch
you were pissed,
were serious about monogamy.
Showed the rest of us love
isn’t reserved for sleek bodies,
old age isn’t sexless or without passion
(and should be reinvented now that I’m old myself).
While you’re in prison,
(which isn’t that different from an Assisted Living Facility
or a 79-year-old body),
keep in mind you don’t need
to be defined by someone else.
You are enough for life plus five years.
In response to Bjorn’s fun prompt for dVerse Meeting the Bar. Please join us…invite a friend!
Sorry to resort to a previously posted poem but it seems to fit the prompt. If a quiet moment should emerge from this temporary chaos, I am playing with another headline and waiting to see where it will take me.