forbidden city unfurled

I gaze in awe

as the forbidden city unfurled

where the silken grey looms once veiled

twirled within its garden of black mosses

behind its palace doors

lushing sweet fountains overflowed..

curiously, I dipped my fingers into that spring

tasting it

the pure juice melted my senses

longingly I canoed on

as it squeaks in delightful straddle

rhythming my stride

echoes of happiness soon resonate its grounds

an immense joy engulfed me..