Every night after dinner he took a flight around the neighborhood.
At first his neighbors thought it strange to see him flying overhead.
Soon they became accustomed to it and even looked forward
to seeing him soar above their roofs each evening.
He had known how to fly since he was six years old.
No one had ever taught him he just knew he could so he did.
He went out on his back porch, one summer evening, bent his knees,
Cocked his elbows and pushed off into the sky
His parents took him to doctors and psychics of all sorts
To find out what had made their kid so strange
The experts were puzzled and perplexed
And after testing, probing and prodding they could offer no explanations.
So he continued to take to the air each day,
learning about life from a different vantage point.
Often having strange ideas and plans
that he never shared with his parents.
Finally he turned 21 and decided to take a celebratory flight
The fresh air rushed past his ears, the sun shone in his eyes,
When suddenly he had an odd thought…why should he be able to fly?
And then… he no longer could.