A stranger in a strange new world,
Groggy and unsure.
My eyes adjust and focus.
Surreal and vibrant.
My senses are bombarded by so much stimuli.
This barely resembles anything I can recall.
I look for the familiar but nothing is the same.
Curious and childlike,
I am not sure how to react
I feel aware but unskilled and ignorant.
Awkward and clumsy,
I try to find my legs.
Looking for something I can trust,
I follow the people whose words match their feet.
This what it feels like to be alive and unanesthetized.
I adapt to the new normal.