Tryin’ On Clothes

I tried on the farmer’s hat,

Didn’t fit…

A little too small — just a bit

Too floppy.

Couldn’t get used to it,

Took it off.

Tried on the dancer’s shoes,

A little too loose.

Not the kind you could use

For walkin’.

Didn’t feel right in ‘em,

Kicked ‘em off.

I tried on the summer sun,

Felt good.

Nice and warm — knew it would.

Tried the grass beneath bare feet,

Felt neat.

Finally, finally felt well dressed,

Nature’s clothes fit me best.

by Shel Silverstein (more…)