With wild abandon,
from the overflow of his heart,
the master
a one-off wonder.

Taking a step back
he looked upon his handiwork
with joy.
The courier
shared his sovereign’s delight,
but on closer inspection
noticed what appeared to be a blemish
on the canvas.

“Not a mistake, Abdiel,”
came an answer
to the unvoiced question.

“But, my liege . . .”

The master sighed,
placing a hand on the courier’s shoulder,
looking into his eyes.

“Not a mistake.”