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Poems & Stories
Divided Comforts (read at the Open Central Asia Book Forum, Bishkek)
A woman or man can own what they have made,
or bought from the one who made it.
Everything else is free
and can not be bought
and can not be sold.
Did you make the water?
Did you make the earth?
Did you make our hearts?
Did you, somewhere, find the maker of these things
and offer everything?
In the end, your gifts are insufficient.
Justice exceeds these divided comforts.
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