Peaceful departure

If God loves me

I may die in my sleep:

an OnTime departure with no baggage to check

no security line

not even an e-ticket

there will be no good-byes

no drama

I won't have to change clothes

no shoes

no hat

I’ll be clean — my teeth brushed

pure as the day I arrived.

If God loves me

I won't know the time

roaming in a magical world

the dream will go on

Till eternity.

nothing to stir my conscience

no reminder of the sick, the poor, the forgotten

no unfinished business

nothing to take along

or to leave behind.

In sleep, there is no expectation

no memory

no disappointment,

no regret.

If God loves me

He'll provide solace where I can't

He'll remind my children

of the pleasures in an OnTime departure

with no pain

no hassle

He'll assure them
that I welcomed the journey
and that I was in my favorite clothes
with a dream in my head
a smile on my face.

Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani is a retired dentist and a freelance writer. She lives in San Diego, California. Her latest book is “Sharik-e Gham” (see excerpt). Visit her site

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