You believed in their stories of fame, fortune, and glory.
Now you’re lost in a haze of alcohol soft middle age.
The pie in the sky turned out to be miles too high.
And you hide, hide, hide…
Behind brown and mild eyes.
Lyrics from “Paranoid Eyes” by Pink Floyd, 1983.
Photo by Rick Stachura. Lower Manhattan from Ellis Island. March 28, 2015.
(This story was originally posted to my old Tumblr site on April 22, 2015.)