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Unfailing Reception


Praying out in nature
Perched along a country road
I was stopped by a kindly gentleman
“You must have better reception here”

I was told

I explained I was praying, not using my phone
Connecting with G-d at this quiet time alone
He then wished me well and ambled on his way
As I pondered his words and continued to pray:
“You must have better reception here.”

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.

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