Beyond the Reach of the City
Meet me outside the city gate,
Where we shall be free to choose,
Paying no heed to decorum
Or conventions of the dying.
Let’s convene outside the wall,
Beyond the city’s reach,
Far from the neon counterfeit –
Awash with colour and light.
Meet me far from the city’s hum,
Where stillness for ever reigns –
Untouched by the hand of progress,
Or the mind of manipulation.
Beyond the reach of the city,
You know the place in your dreams,
Pregnant with possibilities –
A place to bring the heart home.