A Blue Dress

A homeless girl asks for alms outside a coffee shop in Mumbai, India, June 24, 2016. Credit:Danish Siddiqui/Reuters/Files. (I photoshopped the original)

Once, a decade

ago, already sixty,

I saw a blue

dress in a store

window. Imagining

myself twenty,

wearing it, shashaying

down Detroit’s

streets, dancing and

twirling like I never