I give you the geography of my body
Conquer it with kisses
Go all over it
Explore its deepest corners
Walk through those virgin lands that none has ever seen: dive into them.
Discover its seven wonders
Enjoy the smell of its caves and streams
Lay the foundation stone: build whatever you want
Trace the coordinates, and if you wish, you’re allowed to change the cardinal points.
Walk down until you’re exhausted, until your eyes cry when they find beauty
Find the hidden treasure; hide it in a place that will only belong to you
Find those anxious ridges ready to be under siege.
Write poems that describe the mystical lands you’ve found
Domesticate any wilderness you see
Look, keep on looking. There are always things to be found.
Originally written in Spanish in August 7th, 2007
Translated: February 14th, 2014