I HAVE A FRIEND
I have a friend that does some amazing things,
I’ll tell you.
He’s been to many so places I’ve never seen,
So says he…
He knows how to fly jets, gliders, helicopters,
he paints like Leonardo, he sings, he sculptures.
My friend drives in reverse, wins the Dakar Rally,
he’s been in outer space and deep in Death Valley.
My friend’s an engineer, doctor and librarian,
solicitor of sorts, expert antiquarian.
He’s climbed Mt. Everest twice in a black tuxedo, only to later go dancing in yellow speedos.
My friend knows how to speak almost every language, he’s been a gourmet chef, sommelier and banker.
He swims with bottle nose dolphins and he’s much faster, he tans with one ray of sunshine and gets much darker…
He’s darker than all the tribes of Kilimanjaro,
and his psychic third eye can see what will be tomorrow.
One day I know he will be a Parliamentarian, Prime Minister, Sultan, King, wisely sectarian,
he knows how to fight and win he’s authoritarian.
Like I said, my friend is quite a grand master, with him I’m never afraid, bored or thoughtful after,
I take him for what he is,
a super-human of sorts,
And so this is my good friend and some of the things,
as well as some of the places where he says he’s been.
His rocket-fuled love of life is simply alarming,
and if you meet him I know you’ll find him quite charming.
C.2021, Francis Bravo Cabrera, 26 JUL 2021, Turkey