The End is the Beginning.
The beginning of another chapter,
a different reality, new memories;
a location change, a strange cast of characters
with names and behaviors to learn.
Outside of the comfort zone once again,
the choice to be made to not pretend.
Integrity does not allow one
to play small for very long.
Eventually, one gets woke-
the inside, who you really are
must be expressed,
and unto the world, spoke.
The time does come
when familiarity must succumb.
The price becomes much too high-
either begin anew or slowly die.
The new girl placed on an old block,
what will this journey unlock?
What new skin will it bring?
What songs will it allow
to finally sing?
The End is just the Beginning.