old purses

old purses

lost lipstick graveyards

until fashion turns

out you come

from behind a cocktail coat

(what is a cocktail coat?)

dusted off and back in rotation

ready to shine but —

IT’S MY LIPSTICK!

that perfect shade

no longer made

the golden find

and you

old bag

back behind

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Helene Taylor

Screenwriter. Playwright. Prose. Poetry. Musings. Chronic curiosity. Story Engine. Research fiend. Cynical Gen X slacker. www.helenetaylor.ca