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Winter perched on her icy throne
The cold seeps into my very bones
I wonder as I meander alone
Stay awhile or return back home?
I waver between the latter and former
Dreaming of the day when it shall become warmer.

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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