TODAY IS SUNDAY
Today is Sunday.
Today, for the first time,
                       they took me out into the sun
                       and for the first time in my life
I looked at the sky
                       amazed that it was so far
                       and so blue
                       and so wide.
I stood without moving
and then respectfully sat on the black earth,
pressed my back against the wall.
Now, not even a thought of dying,
not a thought of freedom, of my wife.
The earth, the sun and me ...
                                          I am happy. 

Nzm HKMET

Translated by Randy Blasing & Mutlu Konuk