Daily Archives: January 15, 2014

The Rest of My Life

 

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There’s a man I’ve yet to meet

He lives at the farm across the lane

Living there as long as anyone can remember

I see him, darkly dressed, sitting on his tractor

He can raise a thousand acres of corn with that thing

And he can cut them right down again

Staring only at his wheels

When we moved in here

I waved the first few times he passed

He never even saw me

So I stopped waving

In his youth, he survived the long war

These days though, he walks slowly

Out to the mailbox and back

The other day I passed him in my truck

Right there near the end of the lane

He seemed to pause at that very moment

Stared in my direction

I almost waved at him

But he wasn’t looking at me

He had just mailed a letter

And turned around to walk back

Maybe he was having second thoughts

He seems the kind of man

Who knows the weight of his words

I keep thinking I should go over there

Make his acquaintance

But I never get to it

If not, he’ll come by

To visit me

I have something he wants

And he knows

I know it

 

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Text and Image by Tullio DeSantis

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What happens when we live

 

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“What happens when we live” – Tullio  – 2014
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What happens when we die

 

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“What happens when we die” – Tullio  – 2014
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Francesco Lecturing to the Birds

 

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“Francesco Lecturing to the Birds” – Tullio  – 2014
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Ecstasy of Francesco

 

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“Ecstasy of Francesco” – Tullio  – 2014
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