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Bedbugs, fleas and insects
The howl of deranged suspects
The dark night bisect
Rudely breaking my nightmare
And now widely awake
I’m reminded of this crude place
Shared with unusual inmates.


PRISON SONG 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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