Remember me when first breath of day
Revives you from your dreams of light
And dark, when frost of evening,
Shattered by sun’s dawn rays,
Driving shadows from mind’s secret corners.
Forget not one footstep of many
Step from shadow and see
Faces shimmering in the light
Not of forgiveness but of
Judgment of those who inhabit shadows.
Remember me when last breath of sunset
Writes polyphonies in quiet forests,
Spirit voices breathing in falling darkness.
I cast no more shadows, watch no more time
Yet remember me; I live in your dawns.
(Avi Sato, 2019)
This work was written for the celebration of remembrance of victims of the Shoah, the Holocaust Memorial Day, 2019.