Mom's Purse

Mom's purse,
full of history.
Mom's purse,
full of mystery:

to do list
body mist

dental floss
lip gloss

hairy mint
clump of lint

hair clip

cell phone
dog's bone

movie stubs
eight of clubs

stale snack
Tic Tac

Mom's purse
full of mystery.
Mom's purse
full of history.


jama said...

What, no gum? Another fun poem, Bridget. I love the inclusion of body mist -- definitely adds an intriguing layer to the mystery woman :).

Tabatha said...

What's a dog's bone doing in there? :-) Fun poem, Bridget!

Joy said...

I agree with Jama. You're the one who is always offering me gum. So glad that you do. This is a fun poem. Happy Poetry Friday.

Liz Steinglass said...

I love this. My mom always had a mushy red apple in her purse.

Linda B said...

Love it, Bridget with all the nitty-gritty details inside your usual great rhythm. My granddaughter loves to 'look at things' in my purse, & adds some of what I have to her own.

Diane Mayr said...

Hairy mint! I've had a number of those in my bag over the years!

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

LOL. Is this autobiographical?

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Jama! I have gum in my purse all the time, but the fictional mom in this poem doesn't because this poet couldn't figure out a rhyme for gum. = )

Bridget Magee said...

LOL, Tabatha! I could see some dog owners I know carrying around a dog bone for their poochies. = )

Bridget Magee said...

You're right, Joy, I do always have gum...but I don't always have a good rhyme. = )

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Liz! When my girls were younger I carried apple slices and on many occasions they ended up mushy when I'd forget about them. = )

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Linda! Yes, my daughters did that when they were younger, now they are mostly looking for lunch money. = )

Bridget Magee said...

I know, right, Diane? Somehow they end up on the bottom of the purse with a hair-do! = )

Carlie said...

Love the hairy mint! lol So funny.

Bridget Magee said...

Nope, Michelle! My purse is not very mysterious nor very big. Just the basics in my purse: wallet, phone, keys and of course, gum.
= )

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Carlie! I've had to fish a hairy mint or two out of my purse over the years. Usually it was because one of my girls would suck on the mint for a bit then put it in my purse "for later". Gross. = )

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