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. Pray. 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.