The Weather Folks
By CHANA PERMAN
Rarely do I believe the weather folks;
To my mind, they relay all sorts of jokes.
Rain for three days, followed by hail?
Your forecasts tell a ludicrous tale.
Every second day, it’s precipitation,
On what do you base your observation?
Unless you are sharing tropical news,
I’ll ignore your yammering…
What do I have to lose?
Originally from New York City but currently living in Toronto, Canada, CHANA PERMAN is a Jewish poet, mother and learning strategies instructor. She holds a Master’s Degree in special education, and has worked in that field for 25 years. Her cherished roles as mother, teacher and guidance consultant provide inspiration and material for her writing, both prose and poetry.