palladian oil

the oil of the paladin

burns white and in

the night with light

the paladin is drawing angels

with clothes that flow like the wind

and hair that shines in the sun

with wings that are soft and powerful

he sheds his armor in the night

and defines beauty in ink and paper

the black ink sinking into the

fibers of the pale yellow cloth

he sits at the stool the monk uses

during the day with an oil lamp

that burns white in the night.