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.