Chana’s Corner


Photo: GoogleTravelBy CHANA PERMAN

A shuttle to the monorail
And local to express
Travel through the hopping city
Brings out one’s very best
No more tokens or tickets
Just zip-quick credit card scan
Next a ride to car rental
In careening, screeching van
Throw in a carousel!
A Ferris wheel!
Don a top hat and five-inch heels
Converse with fellow travelers
Hear their triumphs and woes
Keep a careful eye on your purse
Don’t step on any toes
Cream cheese not tuna
Makes sense to me
As for drinks —
Perhaps coffee, iced tea?
A hoodie not parka
Don’t whack others in the nose
And safe and happy travels
Wherever you may come or goes!

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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