The Best Literary Writing About Mothers and Motherhood

LeConté Dill – Growing Tired

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LeConté Dill

 

Growing Tired

after Erica Garner

Us
Daughters
Dutiful
Heart broke open
You Can’t Breathe either
Sleeping Beauty—no kiss
can wake you, Mama, can make
you whole. No maternity leave
for activists, name you “warrior”
The real revolution came from your womb

 


LeConté Dill was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. She is a scholar, educator, and a poet in and out of classroom and community spaces. Her work has been published in a diverse array of spaces, such as Poetry Magazine, Mom Egg Review, Journal of Poetry Therapy, and The Feminist Wire. She, her husband Umberto, and their daughter Worthy are creating a homeplace together in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

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