By Mike O’Connell 

i never wore a costume or
assumed any super powers,
in any of my flying dreams.
i often wondered why those supers
flew so fast, missing so much
cool stuff going on beneath
the illusion. i would not like to
fly so fast as to miss landmarks,
points of curiosity, and am
usually in my underwear,
or whatever i was wearing
when i fell asleep. you have to go slow,
in there, as its hard to land,
sometimes and people try to
pull you down. besides,
i’m not the hero type.