When I Get to Hear from You
By CHANA PERMAN
Send a pic of the dress you’re deciding — yes or no — to buy.
And let’s see the peacock blue eyeliner
That brings out the color of your eyes.
Show me the cookies
(Even though they burned),
And the certificate of achievement
Your darling child earned.
What’s in the mango cocktail
You’ve just spotted in Whole Foods?
How is your Fitbit score?
(And report your current mood.)
Please sing for me that great song you totally adore.
How was the trip/party/event?
Looking forward to hearing more!
What’s happening in your day?
Tell me, tell me, please do.
¿It’s always a blessing and gift
When I get to hear from you.
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.