Walk down Black Alley
And turn into Tureen Highway –
Blend in with the crowd on Sweet Street
And bend down to drop alms at Bleeding Crescent.
Then hover by the Dover Concave,
And take in the rare scents of Roderick Close.
Drift down Dragon’s Road,
Nay! Tarry awhile at Pembroke End –
Shop at the flea stores of Thrift Lane
And hoist and joist with juvenile delinquents at Juniper’s Junction.
Draw close to your journey’s end,
Recall the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells –
Learn with this crimson citadel how to blend,
And fall prey to her unrelentingly wondrous spells.