POEM: Fairy Tale Canyon

Down in the Fairy Tale Canyon
hides a dragonesque companion.

Its spine plates jut from rusty sands
in this ill-known Silk Route badlands.

If you see the ground start to move
you’d better have a countermove.

DAILY PHOTO: South Shore Farmland, Kyrgyzstan

Taken near Bokonbayevo on the south shore of Issyk-Kul in the summer of 2019.

DAILY PHOTO: Spine in the Sand

Taken in July of 2019 at Fairy Tale Canyon on the south shore of Issyk-kul.