beijing tourist snaps — 九

i
walking
a huge forbidden square

at my leg
picardly flew
the mathical symbol of chaos
in the chinese symbol of myth
i had to shoot the mélange

i pulled from my pocket
the camera

a europenny
fell

effort
i knelt
deployed it off
forbidden stone

the sergeant
of a troop
of black worn
security guards

who happened
to be marching by

beamed at me

one does not have to agree
with the diet of the griffin
to respect its beautiful feathers

the butterfly had flown

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