CHINA THORN IN MY FLESH
Jay Clayton Wilson
Published by Jay Clayton Wilson
Copyright 2010 Jay Clayton Wilson
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CHINA THORNS IN MY FLESH
A face rose out of taupe waters in the dawn mist, hidden behind a log that floated near the reeds on the Burma side of the Mekong River. The log could have been seen from the jungles of Laos just across the river. But it was lost among the flotsam.
One hundred yards up stream the noise of a marine diesel engine signaled that it had come to life. The riverboat it powered was about to depart from the docks of the Burmese Timber Corporation into the waters of the Mekong - water that laboriously carried the dross of China's mountains, from only a few miles upstream.