And I know, I will

I want to knit cardigans to keep you warm

I want to pluck strawberries and plums from the back garden

and stir them in a pan to make bottles of jam

I want to polish tables and play the piano

I want to scrub the stone steps that lead to our house

I want to feel the wooden floor with my bare feet

and decorate the fireplace with black and white photos

I want to grow vegetables in the kitchen garden

And make tomato soup and roasted apples for supper

I want to sit by the fireplace

Sipping rosy wine in tall glasses with you

And laugh and talk as old people do

Remembering days of our own wild youth.