My mother said to clean my room
And then to sweep the floor.
I’m in a funk…
There’s so much junk…
I can’t get in the door.
Copyright © 2014 Douglas Florian. From Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles. Dial Books for Young Readers. Reprinted by permission of the author.
Douglas Florian was born and lives in New York City. He is a painter and poet, and the recipient of The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award and The Claudia Lewis Poetry Award. He is the bestselling author of over fifty children’s books.