Deonte Osayande

While checking papers I thought of

immigrants await deportation
from their loved ones, while

we argue over who has better
chicken sandwiches, or which

rainforest burns the brightest
from space and the rich use

this fire to keep themselves
warm and away from what

others are strong enough to face.

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