The King’s Chambers

“Oh, that he would kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is more delightful than wine…. Take me with you—let us hurry. Oh, that the king would bring me to his chambers” (SOS 1:2-4). Pieces of clothing, like pretenses, are removed, like explanations, are cast aside, like self-image, collapse into hollow, rumpled piles, and…