The familiar roads leading to the familiar place
Will now pave way to the never-been-on routes leading to an unknown place.
The familiar walls and corridors and staircases
Will now be a steel elevator taking me to the ‘yet’ unknown.
Those jokes, that laughter, those people I called friends
From co-workers to being friends, will have to start again.
The comfort of leaving behind the familiar
Competing with the anxiety of facing the unknown.
But who am I kidding?
Wasn’t the familiar, once unknown too?
Challenging and exploring and making friends with the unknown
Is on my to-do list now.