Tian Shan and Tian Chi

I know I’ve been there, but when and where?

Tanks are rolling across a much too narrow old bridge, pieces of concrete are dropping into the river, also round pieces of dried moss. The greyed wooden railing fractures. Somewhere near the Dinarian border.

In another country, in another time a dune, and hidden behind this dune figures sprung from a movie: teenagers from Japan, Europe and China after a treasure.

Behind the dune mythical Lou-Lan, and looming behind it Tian Shan.

A hoard of mercenaries jump out of a camouflaged troop transporter in Waziristan at dusk. They are dressed in black guerilla gear, black masks over their faces. They drop into the sand, shrink and crinkle, become crabs, dig themselves in, are gone.

A fluttering flag. What colors? – As an afterthought: I recognized the geometry, I know that much. Eyes half shut against the flat angle of the setting sun.

– Niebla ( © 2005 and 2008 )

Posted for Writers Island and déjà vu.

The marvelous photo showing Tian Shan and Tian Chi lake is from Learn Chinese Through Music.

About niebla

I wish to remain clear of details. My words shall lift the veil.
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4 Responses to Evasions

  1. jeques says:

    This piece, when read, is like a recurring vivid dream. The veering from one setting of lovely imagery to another is enchanting ~ but then, I am always drawn back to the photograph. This is dream-like ethereal.

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

  2. whypaisley says:

    the photo and the words are spectacular.

  3. writersisland says:

    This was fascinating, both the verse and the image — very rich and engaging.


  4. pieceofpie says:

    beautiful mystical photo… your post is an wonderful response to the prompt…

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