What I Left Where

by Bruce Lansky
I left my lunch bag on the bus;
the lunchroom teachers made a fuss.

I left my glasses in the car;
without them I cannot go far.

I left my mittens in the snow;
that’s not where they’re supposed to go.

I left my schoolbooks back at school.
I left my swimsuit at the pool.

I left my bike out in the rain.
I left my suitcase on a plane.

And, since my memory’s not too great,
I left my spinach on my plate.


Text © Bruce Lansky, reprinted from My Dog Ate My Homework published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Stephen Carpenter. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.

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