Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, University of British Columbia, Canada

Leaping into disorientation

Sometimes I get confused
Which way’s up
And which way’s down
Which floor am I on?
Which floor should I be on?
Which door should I take?
Should I have come in through that one?

And then I wake up
In the dark
Unsure if I’m in my own room
Which way the bed is
Which way I am in the bed
I can’t find the light
Can’t see the window

And then the alarm goes off
A strange alarm

And then I remember
I’m travelling
Far from home
In a cheap motel
In a strange land
Where my language isn’t spoken

It all makes sense
I find the light
Get out of bed
And get back to the adventure

Try a new floor
Open a new door
And love the disorientation

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of British Columbia
British Columbia, Canada

Taken on location for Motive, 2015

In response to The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge which, this week, is Transition.