Her hair reminds me of a warm, safe place
where as a child I’d hide;
And pray for the thunder and the rain
to quietly pass me by.
Lyrics from “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses, 1987.
Part of a mural by Tomer Linaje. “La Catrina.” May 2021.
Photos by Rick Stachura. 42-20 31st Avenue. Astoria, Queens. June 7, 2021.