NYU Black Renaissance Noire Fall 2013 - Page 87

SOP Inverse Sun TRANSLATED FROM TURKISH BY GÖKÇENUR Ç. TRANSLATED FROM TURKISH BY GÖKÇENUR Ç. For all you may say my love I commited all the murders. There were seven stars over the town, streets were showing off their legs, balconies were naked. there lays the scar of courage on my cheek, I left my shadow under childeren’s feet, the scar on my left side is a sneak. head for the inverse sun make sure you have a young flesh beside you in the morning who came out on the wrong side night had already been dived into the town’s womb. there were seven red stars in the sky. poverty: leggy slave, kidnapped my voice. I couldn’t catch outskirts aborted before my eyes. head for the inverse sun, be moon and sympathize, salt the darkness, crumble your mind angel! sexless slave, her goodness is a black spot on her dress head for the inverse sun from west to west, submerge the water into the knee high water slave! hungry in her territorial waters, the pole of the world which you clarify is like a finger now pricking into your eye 85 BLACK RENAISSANCE NOIRE I commited all the murders, here is my gun, here are my hands, my finger prints, my blood test. I kept silent, here are my recordings. let the town! the silver winged angel sleep with false dreams let your smile sleep too BRN-FALL-2013.indb 85 9/13/13 12:48 AM