Ester Hauser Laurence Prudlo (called Terri) was raised in Upstae New York, USA. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Formerly married to Joseph Laurence, she is the mother of 4 sons. A retired counselor/teacher she now lives in Montgomery, Alabama with her husband Tony Prudlo. she is rather new at writing poetry, but has had success as a writer of books for children. more »
On damp mornings as I count Arthritic joints
I know that neither burial or cremation is going to hurt,
That I won't notice it as the heartbreaking undertaker smashes around in my chest.
Now that the minutes are so long and the years so short,
I hold tight to life, but I am courting death.
Death's attraction is a slow dance,
'Getting to Know You' one step at a time, until the body is sure.
No extreme procedures.
With multiple forgettings
The senses fade.
I can't hear you now.
I see more clearly without the cataracts.
Food may be the last of small ...