So thoroughly reduced (White Saviour)

The Maenad


CW Colonialism, Imperialism, White Supremacy


the savage stain of colonialism

does hack and clear cut all else away

Acquisition, Reductionism, My culture is colonialism

Our plucky roguish heroes are tomb raiders, plunderers,

conquerors, and capitalist pigs.


I am Becky Basic Bitch, and my culture is Consumption

Assimilation, Corruption; Absorbsion, reduction.

Colonial flesh and colonial bone

Ways and sinew of those far from home,

Skies burnt black; the land sacked

 leaving only pigment and bone.

These hands are worn 400 years of carving and

Washingour way is cutting the fattest

from the best of the native seed,

adopting it for our needs and setting it supreme

Appointed, a sign to accede, stacking them in rows

neat little trees based on our present needs.


Invader and discarded, rebellious discarded change

Handsome Absalom, absolutely predicate your

Existence on standing, upon those whose

Lives you cheapen and take.  A chigger, a mite,

A tick persisting on the backs books, blood,

and bones of those we strip mine, 

you native one, we want you clear cut before us.

 Clear cut before US


The Maenad (She/Hers) Transgender Goddess, an activist, artist, poet, publisher, sex worker, and author of creative non-fiction, erotica, fantasy, and science fiction.

Her work has appeared @corporealitmag @engendered @gutslutpress @fahmidanjournal @redplanetmag @wickedgayways @365tomorrows, within the Gongfarmer’s Almanac and on Madwomen in the Attic.

Her first chapbook, a work of trans erotic liberation, the Ishtar Cycle, is available from @lupercaliapress

Find her @dreaminggynoid on Twitter and @scarlet_maenadum on IG.

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