No, I Am Not Losing My Sleep

I am not losing my sleep over
how and when
you’ll strike
to finish me off
frankly, I couldn’t care less
about it
I don’t have the patience
of a watchman
to be on eternal guard
to sift and filter
countless moments
to await
the time slot
your henchmen have fixed for me.
I don’t waste my time thinking such trifles
nor am I sentimental about
the memories of my village
and the folks I left behind
No I don’t think now about
such things as
the fine hues of red
when the sun sets over the village
nor do I care about
how she feels.

Translated by Suresh Sethi