Mom’s Diet

by Bruce Lansky
Whenever Mom goes on a diet,
she cooks weird food and makes me try it.

When she is hungry, she gets cranky.
If I’m not perfect, she might spank me.

She swims, she bikes, she runs, she dances.
I hope she’ll soon fit in her pantses.

Text © Bruce Lansky reprinted from If Pigs Could Fly..., published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Stephen Carpenter. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.

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