The French Protectorate

September 10, 2020 Off By Anissa Sboui

The French Protectorate

Time is a traveler
Places seem not the same
The French preacher
Feels no shame
Alters the name
To crucify his frail teacher

He loves his Oriental girl
Possesses her body
Seizes his pearl
Puts her in carnal custody…

He departs to Nice
Deconstructs the measure
Calls nephew and niece
To gather the treasure
Piece by piece
Contacts Ferryville for no pleasure

She marries an Arab man,
Forgetting not the French missionary
Who sucks the pecan
Until now he asks for more, not arbitrary
Visiting her is what he can
Watching out the commissionary…