Refuge

it was a place
      of refuge
for those who
   broke tabu.

you'd run for
      your life
and you might
live another
   day or two.

   maybe a priest
would instruct
you in the error 
   of  your ways.

and if you learned 
      your lesson,
you might live 
   out your days.

      my world is
much different,

places of refuge
      are few and
   hard to find.