Summer 2010 Poetry Competition Second Prize

Inside a Lady's Handbag

by Kerry Nesbitt



A powder bag and two broken lipsticks

and a purse with a rusty zip,

that opens just about.

A diary full of secrets

that were important once,

but are now forgotten.

A black and white photograph

of the man she used to love,

before he broke her heart.

And the keys to the house they shared,

that is empty now she jumped.

 ©2010 Kerry Nesbitt

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