Mary Agnes Dalrymple

Poems of Mary Agnes Dalrymple

1. The Christmas Purse 7/10/2003
2. Water Tender 7/10/2003

The Christmas Purse

You sit at your kitchen table,
wearing a floral print house dress,
gently turning the purse over

in your ample hands, inspecting
the shape, the texture, testing
the snap of the gold-toned clasp,

telling us all - many times over -

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