Chana’s Corner

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Searching for sleep tracks on Spotify
With the intention of a restful night
A babbling brook or rushing stream
No barking dog or primal scream

I opt for something soothing, cute

Ocean waves and a funky flute
Yet the track abruptly ends at half past three
And I am cast into audio unfamiliarity
An electric guitar rather frantic and stressed
Upset my previously peaceful rest
Too early to awaken, yet wide awake
No more soundtracks for sleep
(I made a mistake!)

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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