At A Quarter Past Four


Most days

          At a quarter past four

When I come in I slam the door

                    And I never

          wipe my feet on the mat

                    And I worry the dog

                    And I worry the cat,


And I sometimes put crisps

          in the goldfish bowl,

And I always hide the remote control,


And I call my sister a

          BIG FAT PIG


          Tell my dad he should wear

                  a wig,

And I give my mother my

          ‘horrible look’

And I NEVER want to

          read a book,



          I turn out my bag

          and tip my pens and books

               all over the floor,


Most days

                    At a quarter past four.