Friday, May 23, 2008


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 reminder

Of lost royalty.

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