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The boiling hale of gas fumes
Have burnt Zora’s hand and body
The callous hand of cruel neglect
Her wretched soul destroyed
She’s mere ash and burning misery
Charcoal of human greed.


CHARRED WOMAN Copyright © 2017 by Text, letters and images: Copyright © 2013 John Paul II Library, Maynooth University, Republic of Ireland. Ken Saro-Wiwa’s poems: © 2013 Ken Saro-Wiwa Estate. All Rights Reserved.

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