The World Will Not Forget Us

Footsteps in the snow,
silhouettes in the rain,
a father’s smile
or a mother’s voice:

nothing is really lost.
Clear lakes have
a good memory for faces,

empty spaces
aren’t actually empty.
The light of stars
keeps everything in mind,

the sky is neither blind
nor deaf,
believe these words:
the world will not forget us.

© Frédéric Georges Martin