I want to meet my pals at the Kash & Karry to peek at the newest comic books. I want to use cardboard to go snow sledding. Maybe someone will bring a store bought sled.
I want to stay indoors and sit close to the radiator at my house if the weather gets really bad outside. Play Monopoly, Checkers, Parcheesi, or talk and argue and laugh and roughhouse.
I want to play kick the can all the way to the picture show and back. In between I want to pay 30 cents at the matinee to see Gilda, eat Milk Duds and share popcorn with my friends.
I want to make a detour into the city park and play tag, or hide and seek, or dodgeball, or all three! I want to run home as fast as I can so I can change out of my muddy clothes, and wash up before supper. I want to explain where I’ve been all day as my entire family sits around the table.
I want to kiss my mom goodnight before bed, and sleep peacefully knowing that my father has come home safely from the war.
I want to go there once.