Zong! is such a moving piece because of it's use of blank space and erasure techniques. The poem boils down this horrific event down to it's simple essentials. The first Zong!, in particular, is chilling. The poet captures the terrible weakness of the slaves and unspeakable thirst for water: " w w waa / ter / g g go / day s / wa wa."
Then again in Zong! # again, are some more sickening lines, this line in particular, on page eight of Zong! #, "such drab necessity / here we / murder / re negros / like ants" is quite stomach-turning.