Throne Room

by Bruce Lansky
My mother always nags me.
My father always yells.
My brother always teases.
My sister really smells.

My family’s so obnoxious.
They won’t leave me alone—
unless the bathroom door is locked,
and I am on my throne.


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

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