... a blank sheet before me.

I draw a colorful circle.

I see the circle on the sheet before me.

The perimeter draws an outer line. 

... and confines the inside.

It’s a protection from the outside.

It guards inwardly.

We can stand outside.

We can stand inside.

There is an outside.

There is an inside.

We can stand on the border.

We can be in the circle

but still closer ...

or further ...

from the center.