by Dakota Smith
DreamThread No. 3
I am a young mother. I don’t remember having these children. I have a beautiful, boyish husband who seemed more lackluster and uninvolved
as time went on. I have twins. I have triplets. I need to breastfeed, but I don’t
know how. My husband won’t help me. I am constantly
breastfeeding, my nipples become crusty.
about how my breasts will look
afterward. If they will
truly deflate. Just as I was getting
I lose one
of my babies just
Dakota Smith (she/her) is a poet, performance artist, and writer who received her MFA from Randolph College. She is a part of Brooklyn Wildlife Collective and lives in New York City.