east 55th street


Everybody nosedive

Hold your breath, count to five–

Back slap, booby trap,

Cover it up in bubble wrap–

Room shake, earthquake

Find a way to stay awake–

It’s gonna blow, it’s gonna break

This is more than I can take!


(Lyrics taken from “Steam” by Peter Gabriel, 1992. Photographs by Riffchorusriff, November 22, 2014.)