11 December 2003
A heart upon a wall
You know the words:
And when I see the sign that points one way
The lot we used to pass by every day
Just walk away, Renee
You won't see me follow you back home
The empty sidewalks on my block are not the same
You're not to blame
I knew that Michael Brown's unrequited love was a real person a real person named Renee, no less but it never occurred to me that he was also thinking of a real sign that points one way.
It's at the intersection of Falmouth Street and Hampton Avenue in Brooklyn.
I owe Dawn Eden, the legendary Petite Powerhouse, big time for this one.
(Yeah, I know: I'm still no good for you.)