N. Y. State of Mind

N. Y. State of Mind. Photo by Rick Stachura. April 22, 2021.



In the streets I can greet ya,

about blunts I teach ya.

Inhale deep like the words of my breath.

I never sleep

’cause sleep is the cousin of death.

I lay puzzled as I backtrack to earlier times.

Nothing’s equivalent

to the New York state of mind.



Lyrics from “N. Y. State of Mind” by Nas, 1994.

Graffiti by Trans1. “Color-Eyes’d.” Part of the Welling Court Mural Project. June 2019.

Photo by Rick Stachura. 28th Avenue in Astoria, Queens. April 22, 2021.



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