Odile to the Jury by Francine Rubin

Siegfied – the frailties of man’s nature,
his enslavement by physical beauty
so that he does not remember love…
Some might blame me
for his deception, but my goal
was to perform truth: to reveal
his preference for pyrotechnics and mirage;
his desire for manipulation,
his wish to relinquish free will
to another so his life
was no longer his own.