Unlucky you who didn’t come last night,

I took the bed’s hard wood post for a man.

Embrace me in a suicide vest

but don’t say I won’t give you a kiss.

Landays are Poems used by the everyday people of Afghanistan to communicate the struggles, joys and secrets of everyday life. This June issue of Poetry magazine is filled with amazing poetry sometimes bawdy, sometimes profound and the brilliant photography of Seamus Murphy. Bravely collected from village to war zone, amongst hostilities and friendly secret moments of Afghan women by Eliza Griswold. This is the link to the books introduction.

via Landays: Poetry of Afghan Women.