To Those, I Never Knew – With Gratitude

I want to silently pay tribute to those I never knew.
The ones, who shaped the cellular link within me.
The hidden lives, that formed my distant lineage.

Those, who are rooted inexplicably in my heritage.
Forgotten ancestors echoing in me so obliquely.
Their unique characteristics and personal stories,
Long gone – lost in layers of untold, silent history.
I am grateful for the traces of this intricate legacy,
One that pulses in my own life and will go beyond

Teetering here on the threshold of past and future,
I honour the mystery of those who came before.