I saw my friend had
A new bag on her shoulder
And it looked really bad,
So this is what I told her:

Green, pink, and choral,
Those colors entwine
With paisley and floral,
A crowded design.
With zig and zag
And even a bird?
All on one bag?
A little absurd.

I wore one in school
When I was bolder.
I thought it was cool
But now that we’re older
I find it puerile,
Silly, and bawdy
Not a good style,
A bag so gaudy.

I don’t mean to scold
I don’t want to nag
But aren’t we too old
For a Vera Bradley bag?