Brian Heffron with a poem that touches upon men’s desire, at the heart of everything, to fly.
It usually doesn’t happen right away.
I will be dreaming away…
In a mid range dream about
nothing in particular.
And suddenly I will realize,
Or the character I am playing in the dream will realize.
That I can fly.
It doesn’t matter at all
What the dream was about up until that point:
I just suddenly sense the ability to fly.
So I just naturally lift up off the sidewalk.
Leaving behind a clump
Of confused specters from the old dream.
And I just rise rise rise
Until I’m up amongst the skyscrapers
Where I cruise around the city.
Inspecting everything kindly
As it goes by.
Looking into windows at other startled dreamers.
Or sometimes I fly over an extremely large water system.
Like veins in the earth:
Lakes and rivers and canals and streams;
I fly just inches above the surface of that water for hours.
poem and photo reprinted with permission.
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Brian Heffron is a staff writer/director/producer at KLCS-TV/DT, an Educational PBS Station licensed to the Los Angeles Unified School District where he creates programming to assist and improve student outcomes. He has worked at almost every position on a motion picture set and was Director of Photography on the independent feature film, “The Imported Bridegroom.” Since leaving Emerson College with a BFA in Writing he has supported himself as a movie screenwriter and TV producer/director. Prior to that he was a Professional Sailor, a Celestial Navigator, a Carpenter, a Painter, and a drill Press Operator.