Seeds - Deonte Osayande

Funny seeing us all
now, fruit from branches
all the same & though
raised by another
than me my siblings
& I act the same,
laugh identically
like sunflowers
rising up
after our smiles,
never forgetting
where or who
we come from

Deonte Osayande is a graduate student at the University of Detroit Mercy studying for a Master in Liberal Studies focused in Creative Writing. Before he found his love for poetry, he spent seven years running track and field, five of which for the UDM Titans. He enjoys sports, art, music, wildlife and random adventures with the kids in his family. He takes pride in his younger nieces, nephews and cousins. A majority of his time is spent reading, writing and studying poetry, an art form he picked up at age twenty and has found himself to be passionate and talented with. Deonte is a former presidential ambassador for UDM and a two-time Dudley Randall Poetry Contest winner amongst other successes. His work can be found in Quantum Poetry Magazine, Requiem Magazine, Curbside Splendor, Red Poppy Review, Emerge Literary Journal, and Wayne Literary Review.