You have blinded me to everything I knew

And replaced it with an undiscovered country.

Past is an impossibility

And the winds beckon me forward

Into a land unventured,

Unmapped.

I am a stranger to all I knew

And all who knew me.

Different from anything I expected,

I’m finding it hard to accept

This paradoxical state.

For if I accept it,

I can never truly leave.