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On the Shell Oil Settlement with the Family of Ken Saro-Wiwa
Jun 9, 08:11 pm
As Shell Oil pays out $15.5 million to the family of Ken Saro-Wiwa, I want to share a poem:
The day they hanged Ken Saro-Wiwa
Chop. The handle’s arc blinks out the sun
Chop. Thistles grown tough through a long summer
Chop. Blisters come up. Blisters break. Sweat
Chop. A thud sickeningly wrong, and vision clears.
“Make it stop—“ I shoved the blood-dripped mess
Even here the radio’s blare echoes off the brick
“Make it stop.” He closed his right hand
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