August Postcard Poetry Wrap-up 2017

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This is the 5th year I participated in the August Postcard Poetry Fest. There were more
poet made cards this year. It seemed to take longer for me to get into writing this year.
At the start it seemed weird because I received the note from the editors of the 10 year
book that my poetry didn’t fit. It felt like I wasn’t a fit for the postcard poetry fest after
all. That feeling soon disappeared and I got into the spirit of it. At the time of writing
the postcards, I liked very few of the poems but reading them afterwards, I find I like
them more and more.

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A Blue Dress

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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