Copulating with Empire

 

The elderly emperor called her name,
the young woman came,
once bête noire
throughout the empire,
she now wiped a smile
across the old rake’s face,
quenching his thirst
from her font of grace.
Soundly converted in
that royal embrace,
she was born again
into a rich deformity:
cruelty,
crusade,
coercion,
collusion
conquest,
conformity,
coronation,
censorship;
scouring clean
indigenous cultures with the blood of Jesus.