When I grow up I want to be an astronaut
a footballer, a fireman
a racing car driver,
then the weekends a pilot.
When I grow up I want to travel the world,
bungee jump with my mates
drink myself stupid.
When I grow up I want to earn good money
make time to help others
get a steady girlfriend
maybe buy a place.
When I grow up I want to love someone for the right reasons
be a kid with my kids
give them more than I gave myself.
When I grow up I want to answer questions
express the inexpressible
touch the void
feel closer to the outside.
When I am late in life I want to look back
respect the reasons why I couldn't
and love the child that still remains.