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 from “Steam” by Peter Gabriel, 1992.
Photos by Rick Stachura. 5th Avenue between East 55th and East 56th Streets. November 22, 2014.
(This story was originally posted to my old Tumblr site on November 23, 2014.)