Sitting gloriously on the wall,
The fan recounts its family’s bloodline.
Esteemed doctors tending to the Emperor,
Arranged marriages of nobility,
Bearing heirs to secure its longevity.
Alas, a daughter is born,
This wicked child,
From the Devil,
Bringing an end to their royal name.
It is the beginning of the end.
A line of daughters
Bankrupts the wealth
In paying for their dowry.
The fan is a reminderOf lost royalty.