Mayor Harold Washington

Mayor. Worldman. Historyman.
Beyond steps that occur and close,
your steps are echo-makers.

You can never be forgotten.

We begin our health.
We enter the Age of Alliance.
This is our senior adventure.

Gwendolyn Brooks, "Mayor Harold Washington" from Mayor Harold Washington. Copyright © 1983 by Gwendolyn Brooks.  Reprinted by permission of Estate of Gwendolyn Brooks.
Source: Blacks (Third World Press, 1994)
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