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I don't look like much today;
When I pay my debts,
Possibly I'll own a bunch of new suits;
Possibly you still won't love me.

But, on Sunday evenings,
When I go by your neighborhood,
Dressed to kill,
Do you think I'll cherish you
As much as I do today?

Orhan Veli Translated by Murat Nemet-Nejat, 1989