The Greatest Place

I have a place I run to,

a place where I can hide,

that no one else can go to,

except for me.


It’s inside my mind,

inside my heart.

A night for the day outside:

a day for the night inside.


I want to hide until the dawn

of laughter in my mind;

the sailing of the boat

that brings my race to an end.


We are all on in our solitude:

I am him, she is me

in this, the greatest place.


By Glen Sheppard, from Elvis Has Left the Building (2002).



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