Into Extra Time
(On reading Michael Paul Gallagher’s
Into Extra Time)
If there is a “time for everything,”
is there time for extra time?
For some, the death sentence is immediate –
a fatal stroke or heart attack ending one’s life.
For others, death lingers,
waiting in the wings, ever close at hand.
For these who are given extra time
choices await – how to spend it.
To be productive, to be grateful,
to receive love from others and return it,
to embrace while fighting vulnerability,
a noble way to die; a noble way to live.