Emptying a Purse

Emptying an old purse,
A hearse for road trips,
Encapsulating time
In prime paper slips
Of days, nights, sights, meals,
Long sealed by silent lips,
Revealing now quick smiles
For miles of peaks and dips
In life’s random roadmap of adventures.

Scribbled names and numbers
Of summer’s delights,
And reminders to recall
The stall, by stormy frights,
Of chats, laughter and song,
As long the moments did

Linger till the sun’s rays
Delayed no more rich sights,
Mazes of magic marvels to retrace.

Now a new purse to fill,
The thrill of new direction.
Unchartered miles and smiles
To pile with affection.
Precious signs of the past
Will last with reflection
As the relics of now
Somehow make selection,
Stuffing purses and heart with joy and love.

About Teresa Pearson Lee

Retired after 33 years of teaching English and French (one year in private school in Memphis, TN and the rest in public school in Doniphan, MO. Enjoying new adventures - all those things I put off for lack of time, energy, now I can try them! Pottery, writing, traveling, camping, kayaking, dancing, listening to some of the best live music ever, and making lively new friendships. All christened with an appreciation for great red wine! Created and operated KC's on the Current, then sold it and managed it for new owners. You might still find me at the reservation desk when spring rolls around. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO near The Hill. Though a transplant to Southeast Missouri, still a city gal at the core with a deep love of the natural resources in these Ozark foothills. Currently I am a content coordinator for Poplar Bluff Living Magazine and a columnist/stringer for the local weekly The Prospect News. My rescue Siamese helps with most of the proofreading; he has a great ear. I relish the solitude easily had in the Mark Twain Forest but thoroughly enjoy lively outings for music, wine, conversation close to home or in my beloved hometown. Technology is my greatest challenge but so worth the shared connections. There may be a need for solitude but there is little loneliness. The material in this blog written by Teresa Lee is her property and cannot be used without express written consent to do so.
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