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Handbags by Heather Moulson

Arts Richmond

Online - 03 May 2021

Handbags by Heather Moulson

Handbag

Today my handbag is lime green,
 a subscription gift from My Weekly.

 My first ever one was cream coloured
with an elegant long chain,
bought for twenty shillings at a local shop …
I can still smell the leather emporium,
luxurious, expensive, and my only visit.
The bag contained my Mum’s old lipstick.
At eleven, there was nothing else to put in it.

I once had a fiddly clutch bag that I
danced around at the disco, holding
pound notes for the cab fare home.

When this one goes, I’ll replace it
with a Happy Shopper bag.

 

by Heather Moulson

 


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