I wish to gaze upon thee, look at the expanse of virtue.
You truly are a rival for Aphrodite.
An ethereal being.
I am but a priestess, at your alter, worshipping.
If I could meet those eyes, ghost fingers over satin skin, card through sleek locks, then surely I'd be blessed.
For you I'd do as Orpheus for Eurydice, without looking back.
To love a goddess such as yourself is eternal.
I really wanted to write about Hatshepsut and her lover instead but either I found the wrong woman pharaoh or I dreamt the whole thing I've read about her lover before so... couldn't do that. What I remember reading was that her successor started destroying things she's built and having her name erased off of things which is essential for the afterlife, so her lover broke into her tomb to write her name, thus ruining his own chance at an afterlife because desecrating a resting place was a huge no-no. So yeah Idk where I read that or if I did but that's the idea.
So I had to settle on a couple who's names I could remember/actually look up their story and here it is.
Just a heads up because it pertains to a poem coming up, I wrote this months ago.