by Larry Chamberlin   Oct 2, 2019

Semele demanded to see revealed
the glory of Zeus in radiant field;
though immolated she nonetheless
learned the cosmic secret concealed
in that microsecond of apocalypse.

Son Dionysus found slight peace
as god of revelry in alcoholic bliss;
edge of destruction beclouded lulled
by fruit of inebriety to avoid the abyss;
profound perceptive grasp must be dulled.


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