Deonte Osayande

Why I Went Back to Short Hair

My hair grew
while mourning,
in my skull,
sometimes still
haunted by it,
but the thing
about depression,

you never get over
the doubts, that you
shouldn’t be here
you just don’t listen
to them anymore.

Deonte Osayande is a writer from Detroit, who doesn’t remember how long you’re supposed to wait between submissions.