My Greens


There’s a lettuce in my wardrobe
and some spinach by my bed.
Something green was on my pillow
now it’s green goo on my head.

There is bok choy by my mirror,
and some snow peas in my drawer,
and I think I saw a cabbage
right behind my bedroom door.

While I don’t know what they’re up to
or what any of this means,
if I want a tidy bedroom
I had better eat my greens.

© Kristin Martin 2012

This poem also appears on the website Australian Children’s Poetry as a Poem of the Day.