The Wrong Side of Town

It was a rough neighborhood, that much was certain.  A dark night, you could almost feel the danger in the air.  Car tires screech in the distance.  A cat bumps a garbage can cover over on to the street.  What's that in the shadows?  Is it your mind playing tricks on you or was there something moving there for just a second?  Do you continue down the alley.  What lies ahead?  Danger?  Safety?  Who can say for sure?