Human Parts
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Human Parts

I Do Not Want Our Mothers’ Strength

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i do not
want

the strength
of our mothers

of the women
who bore it all.

so gracefully
did they carry

our burdens
on their backs.

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Lakeya Omogun, Ph.D.

Lakeya Omogun, Ph.D.

Professor of Language, Literacy & Culture | Writer | Speaker | Twitter @LakeyaOmogun