I have some serpents’ embracing my arm
And my intention and judgment is filthy
I should be saved before someone is altered
Then my assumptions—opinions are guilty.
Can I adjust to the nation’s desire?
Look for a man who can stand without faltering
Weighed by his thoughts disobeyed by his offerings
Trusted and evil and saved by his beauty
Modest enough not to speak of his talent
Praised underneath his conviction to malice
Offering knowledge against your tradition
Confident, bashful, resplendent & hidden