you touch me here
where no one else can
where the world doesn't see
and the heart doesn't bend

you reach me here
in a world lost to me
in a world of nostalgia
and my own apathy

you feel me here
where no borders reign
where dust is my savior
and stranger my name

you see me here
where shadows fall gray
where silence is splendor
and thunder the way

you know me here
with my walls and my creed
but most of all, you keep me here
for I follow your lead