One phase has ended another begun

Like serpent moving in circular motion

Wrapping his tongue around his rattle

Like a warrior the morning before the battle

I’m ready to kill, ready to die - bodies all over the gravel

I’ve traveled through hemispheres / multiple cultures

Spent the first years of my career - dealing with vultures

Many lessons were learned - given blessings of life

Now I stand on the cusp watching my star rise