Semele

I
want
to know
who you are
beneath the glamour
behind the marble–god fa├žade.
Your diaphanous charm is a veil over more veils.
You are my decorous stranger.
What are you hiding?
Take a risk.
Show me
your
fire



Semele is a princess who is having an affair with Zeus, the king of the gods. Zeus' wife, Hera, tricks
her into making Zeus promise to grant her any wish and tells her to ask for him to appear to her in
his god-like form. Zeus promises. She dies in his flames.