a million miles from the bustling city
lies the sinister Devil's Bridge.
Local legend claims it was built by Satan
but in reality the benign hands of monks
who worshipped a rather different power
toiled in rain and snow hour after hour.
As I peer over this fine bridge
I sense their ghosts as I listen
to the sizzling soothing sound of the waterfall
cascading down the deep gorge
as the sun breaks through and shade
retreats across hills, breeze caressing my hair,
I'm free from chains...as I breathe the fresh air.