She said that she wanted to make love to Dionysus
And so she stroked her luminous hair and danced
Under the pale moonlight until the music
Matched the moment and Dionysus arrived
Drunk and bare chested, caressing her slender hips
Then she gave into his brutish desire
And for a moment her entire universe was perfect

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Ryan Sagert is a poet from Lorain, Ohio. He has been published in the North Coast Review and Word Salad. He studied poetry under Bruce Weigl at LCCC, worked as an extra in The Avengers, and had a small part in Freedom’s Light: A Stop Along the Underground Railroad.