Newly Arrived in South London and reflecting upon municipal infrastructure, John Blakey offers this:

Quatrain - On a Pavement Medallion marking a Lost River

Down Norwood’s hills, through Dulwich haunts
By twists and turns (what’er its wonts)
In stillness still, as on it goes.
Beneath your feet the Effra flows.

John Blakey is retired and lives in Hickory, North Carolina. He is a lover of Dulwich, which he visits to see his daughter, whenever possible.