Abdul Aziz, Deacon Dailey, 2023, Courtesy of the artist
By Abdul Aziz
In the heart of Little Africa, the echoes of the past persist,
Where ancestors’ spirits linger, their wisdom ever-present.
Their footsteps marked the hallowed ground, their essence lingers near,
A network of love and strength, connecting us through the years.
These souls of a time gone by, their stories carved into the fabric of history,
A legacy that refuses to fade, their journey becoming our lifeline.
Through the struggles and the hardships, they shaped a path illuminated,
The cosmos bearing witness to their unwavering determination.
Their voices in the wind, a subtle but guiding force,
Resilience and courage, the quintessence of their discourse.
We tread upon the trails they sculpted, following their footsteps with reverence,
The wisdom of our ancestors, a compass for our perseverance.
For every tear shed and every laugh shared, their spirits are forever entwined,
A tapestry of memories, a heritage that’s been refined.
In the depths of Little Africa, our ancestors reside,
Their love and their strength unyielding, as they continue to be our guide.