i needed that trip

to Ghana so badly;

for healing, 

for restoration,

for learning

and love;

and Lord

gave me

a beautiful boy

who rode horses on the beach

night-dark of skin

with strong hair of coils

and an undaunted


and we loved and fought

and traveled

to Cape Coast

and Kumasi 

and Takoradi


bonded by our proximity,

our history, 

our faith

and time.

until my stay there

was no more…

and i returned

to the daily struggle

and lonliness

that plagues humans

and African-kind

who reside

in hostile

Linda Tauhid


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