< back to poems list

Handbags by Heather Moulson

Arts Richmond

Online - 03 May 2021

Handbags by Heather Moulson


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



back to top

What's on



This month



Arts Richmond Events

Talking Lockdown

zoom meeting

Arts Richmond has organised a series of short Zoom talks from representatives of the arts and media.

Wednesday 12 May 2021 at 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

more details >

Arts Richmond's First Ever Radio Play Writing Competition

Radio Mic

more details >