Chana’s Corner

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Jogging, Day Two

So what
if you can’t whoosh
like a salmon upstream
You’re still trying your best
already on winning team

No, you’re not a jaguar
prowling with finesse
just sweaty, determined
trying your best

Not hopping like a rabbit
nor galloping like a horse
yet making fine progress
and on the right course

You’re a star
You’re a star
exactly where you are
A striving-to-grow-human
(not a crazy racing car)

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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