Aborted trilogy.

Baltic St, Brooklyn.  February 20, 2012.

Distant: “Can I help you?”

I got off exactly one photograph of the mummified rat on the sidewalk today outside a Baltic Street auto body shop before a stocky man, glaring at me and with a small boy in tow, strode up and swept the whole scene away with his bare hand.

“I’m taking a picture of the rat, brother.”

“You gotta be nuts takin a picture of the rat.”

I stared back, snapping my lens cap on.  So much for a rat mummy series.

“I thought you were one of the neighbors takin a picture of the place.  You want the rat?”

He’d dropped it in the dumpster behind me.

“Nah, man, it’s just a rat.”

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