A.H. Browning

Cosmic Epiphanies In Men’s Clothing


Extra medium is what I wear
I can’t find it here or there
All I can find is too tall or too tight
I’m beginning to think they hide my size

“Here he comes, he’s such a trooper
He’s gonna look so freakin’ super
In everything, that just won’t quite fit
Just keep straight faced and hand him this”


My growth spurt occurred, but to no avail
Shopping remains my personal hell
I’ll just wear the stuff that works the best
They’re my actual cloths, this is not in jest

The ones that fit, I’ve kept around
To wear them when I’m on the town
I hope they last, God have compassion
Who knows, they might come back in fashion

Maybe I should just learn to sew…


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  • Michael Edwards

    Great poem and a lovely story to go with it - enjoyed!!

  • A.H. Browning

    Thank you for your comments, much appreciated. It’s morning again here, so I’d better go try to find something to wear :-)

    Kindest Regards

  • SLR

    It's a terrible thing when one of your enemies is your own closet. I often have the same problem. Enjoyed the poem and your explanation. Thank you for sharing.

    • A.H. Browning

      Thank you very much for commenting.
      (Especially after my long-winded and ultimately evasive reply to your kind comments about Something Just For You) :)
      By the way, I really appreciated your poem Teardrop and especially the comments you wrote about that poem.

      • SLR

        You're welcome for the comment, thank you for your comment about teardrop. Thank you more for reading and appreciating my comment about teardrop. It's an important, too prevalent issue. Btw, I didn't find your answer to be evasive in a bad way. You are keeping your word. I admire the honour you are showing by not betraying the confidence/secret.

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