How Is It Fair?

On 19 August, a Sharia court of appeal in Funtua, Katsina State, Nigeria, took the decision to uphold the sentence of death by stoning imposed on Amina Lawal.

how is it fair
that i should pay
with my life
for giving life
to our love?
while you are spared
because you deny
what can be proven true
but won’t be
because you are
in control
by virtue of
nothing more
than luck

~ cj 2002.12.02

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