My Dear Sister

My Dear Sister

I wish you could wear the white school headscarf,
rather than wear the green wedding veil,
sleep all night so you could do well
in your studies,
rather than stay up all night for the baby.

Maryam M. introduction

Maryam M. was born in 1990. To escape the war her family fled to Peshawar, where she attended school taught by her mother in a tent. She works as a project officer in Afghanistan and speaks Dari, Urdu, Farsi, English, and Pashto.