Things don’t change in the dark only our mind
It can play tricks on us believing we are blind
We can all stumble, trip and even fall
Bang into obstacles hitting our head on a wall
Dazed and stunned or maybe a bit bruised
It can take some time to get unconfused
If an obstacle becomes our greatest pain
We can say nothing or quickly complain
To try and wake from and out of a dream
We can curse and yell and even scream
Trying to get it together just to reach the light
We know what’s around us we just lose sight
One flick and we know that things will brighten
With all our senses things seem to heighten
To find that switch can be a bit of a struggle
A little bit of effort and a little bit of a juggle
We can be a snail and move at a slow pace
If it’s somewhere new or a strange place
When no one hears us we tend to work it out
Staying silent and slowly manoeuvring about
We can feel around and know familiar things
Slow breathing helps us get our bearings
Once the light goes on we can reach the door
Because we found what we were looking for.
Nā Lesel Flutey.