The Way to Die

by K.M.P. McGee

(after Matthew and Luke)

Recognize your time on earth is short.
Gather your friends for dinner.
Spend time in a garden.
Surround yourself with loved ones.
Admit you’re scared.
Acknowledge you don’t want to leave yet.
Surrender to a higher power.
Comfort your loved ones.
Provide for your family.
Offer and request forgiveness.
Be at peace.
Know you remain.

K.M.P. McGee, a graduate of the Ecumenical Institute of Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary, is an aspiring poet and public theologian. She lives in Baltimore, MD with her husband and dog.

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