©Shers Gallagher 2015
Hooked on wallpaper, peeling brown, is mother’s umbrella of tattered forest green.
Strapped around its well-worn tips is a tapestry printed satchel holding memories of
Grandmother’s curtains behind lemon waxed tables and full-tacked sofas of Chesterfield leather.
The hats she wore were hand-braided with wide ribbon trim
hinting of chic world travellers in her day,
of spirited Hepburns and sultry Lauren Bacalls.