a fantastic, divine, happy place.
From the elevator,
a river of gold that preserves its origin.
When we walked into 1303
culinary smells are perceived,
and Rafa, as always,
invites you to breakfast,
this time: arepa, scrambled eggs with chives,
chorizo and cookies.
I was surprised to see the view:
like a castle made of gold.
Nati, incomparable, gives me her affection,
she always tells me: comes back.
Then the kiss.
Black seagulls flood the sky,
they fly over the infinite landscape
seen in the background:
ancient trees and pasture for a few cows.
On the left side of the bottom, after the river,
a small house
and another almost intact landscape
I´ll keep begging for it to stay that way.
I imagine the river when it grows,
at the end,
without knowing what will come next,
like canyons in a plaza
where infinity is perceived.
The river goes, comes, goes, comes,
gifted by the divine presence,
in the balcony,
I dedicated myself to walking
and to be ecstatic with such beauty.
We read some poems
that he helped me correct,
imagine, a lawyer,
one of those who love art and philosophy.
Rafa uses technology to the fullest,
with his computer and with his high quality cell phone
he travel the world
and he does wonderful business.
His apartment is crammed with books
who lends, buys and gives away,
as well as two guitars:
one acoustic and one electric.
He says that he likes to play acoustics more.
He is a poet and a musician,
although for business he is a cattleman.
To Rafita, as I call him,
they give him paintings,
and among them I saw one out there
where he appears with black glasses and a white beard,
his long hair in a bun a little tangled.
You can see the essence of him in that painting:
some mysticism, love and madness,
some good, mystery, some tenderness,
and a lot, but a lot of charisma.
He invited me to a conference
about the Zenúes, I really enjoyed it.
He is indigenous in his way,
because of the way he walks
and the legacy that he keeps,
and that now, I live,
he doesn´t know how much the world loses.
When he writes and sings
I am surprised,
that´s my Rafa.
To Rafael Antonio Matera Espinosa