Many people say;  “I would not go back

to a time in the past and do it over

I’m so together now. So cool now.

I don’t need to go back.”

I have multiple times,

I would go back to.

Ten years old or so…


playing sandlot baseball

football in the street,

foursquare,  talking for ever

…and ever under a street light.

coming in to see my mother

on the phone that had a six foot cord.

or dad watching television

we all enjoyed the same shows

later mom would bring us a plate

of peanut butter fudge she had made!

Summer was an eternity.

Each day waking up

headed down the block.

Without a care in the world.