by John Paul Lederach
John Paul Lederach tells the back story of his work in the Central Asian country of Tajikistan. He follows with a reading of this untitled haiku during his conversation with Krista.
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Gods and men love maps.
They draw borders with pens that
split lives like an ax.
—Tajikistan, April 2003
© John Paul Lederach. This poem is reprinted with permission of the author.