Day 84: Purses

My New Jersey purse:
Jetta keys
Lip gloss
A cassette containing hits by Expose, Miami Sound Machine, Enya, and that boy on the couch who smoked

My Indiana purse:
North Dining Hall card
Gloves, scarf
Matchbook containing the embryo of a drinking problem

My New York purse:
Pack of Marlboro Lights and a Zippo
Apartment keys
Matte brown lipstick
An invitation to loneliness, printed in charcoal Art Deco font on cream card stock

My Illinois purse:
Two face masks
Burger King coupons
My daughter’s high school track meet schedule
A Chinese take-out fortune: “Look how far you’ve come.”

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