Handbags by Heather Moulson
Online - 03 May 2021
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