while walking in the street today
all the girls looked my way
why are they all looking at me? I asked myself
later on, to my surprise, I realised
I’d been wearing Murat’s shirt
poet: Ah Muhsin Ünlü
translator: Caroline Stockford
publisher: Sel Publications 2005, 2013, 17th edition.
book title: gidiyorum bu
About the poet: Ah Muhsin Ünlü was born in İzmit in 1973. He lived his life from the age of six as a student, for twenty-three years. He began writing poetry at quarter to six on the evening of the 22nd of June 1993 and stopped at twenty past eleven on the morning of the 4th of September 1998. He hopes for favourable conditions to prevail one day under which to pursue poetry once again.