Wednesday, August 26, 2009

No, I Don't Know Why I Wrote This, Either

An Ode to My New Purse

This new purse is too small
For all the shit I carry

This makes me sad,
For I love it -
Its fat, round shape
The smell of the new leather,
The fat round shoulder straps
The basic black that goes with everything
The way there's just enough room
Between the straps and the opening of the purse
To still reach into the purse
When it's on my shoulder

I tried to pare down,
Put less stuff in
Only the essentials
But the purse
Is still too full
Stuff bulges out the top

I've carried it for three days now
So far nothing has fallen out
But I think that's just luck
Not a sign that the purse
Will work long-term


Anonymous said...

I hate it when a new purse doesn't work out. I think you should get a 3 day at home trial before you have to commit to buying a purse. You never know until you try it out full of your stuff.

Pickles and Dimes said...


Shelly said...

Shelly - that is a brilliant idea. Yeah, I probably wouldn't have committed to buying this one if I saw how much of stuff is bulging out the top.

Shelly said...

Shauna - Thanks!

nicole said...

I want to see a picture of the purse.

Hyphen Mama said...

hahahaha! Do you think they'd let you return it?

Shelly said...

Nicole - I'll see what I can do.

Shelly said...

Hyphen - They might, but I go back and forth hourly about whether or not it really isn't going to work out. I think I'm in denial.