A secret white stone bearing a new name
for those who keep no secrets with Jezebel.
Wise as serpents they do not try to tame
the Great Dragon with tongues nor ancient spells.
Of such “knowledge,” be innocent as doves
and mind what you allow into your bed.
The prophetess offers beauty and love
but will bind you to a mattress of dread
with lips of honey and a tongue of oil.
He knows you, how your love, and faith and deeds
have grown. You are his treasure and his toil
and he will raise the harvest from the seeds.
“I give no other load: do not succumb;
hold fast to what you have until I come.”