They both smiled Both stretched their hands

Both rested their palms on either sides of the glass window
Both giggled 

Both were curious to know the other 

Both wanted to see the other’s world to play and be there
Suddenly the cars honked 

Both their hands jerked back

A fleeting look of despair 

And then a knowing smile
While one stepped back on the footpath with the toys in hand

The other looked longingly at the outside world
A stolen moment 

Two worlds colliding 

Whispering to each other

How different childhoods could be