A quiet, calm, serene place,
contrast with my heart's pace.
Gently slipping into silence,
just like plush, soft and dense.
The smell of books my spirit sedates,
new or old, they are the gates
of my comfort castle, made of words,
where pages fly instead of birds.
Safe and warm, paper and pen,
I can write, this is my zen.
For paper puts up with a lot,
every line, curve and dot;
with each word I lay on the page,
I'm one step outside the cage;
Outside myself, this prison of mine,
the chaos spills into written line.
Away from problems, light and free,
peace at last, in the library.