I Can Fly – a poem by Milton P. Ehrlich

I Can Fly

I watched a robin
walk back and forth
in the morning sun.
I asked him
why he walked
when he could fly?
He asked me
the same question.
But, I replied, I can’t fly.
Yes, you can he said.
Let your wings unfurl
and you will fly like me.
I take off, ego-free.


Milton P. Ehrlich Ph.D. is an 87- year-old psychologist and a veteran of the Korean War. He has published many poems in periodicals such as the London Grip, Arc Poetry Magazine, Descant Literary Magazine, Wisconsin Review, Red Wheelbarrow, Christian Science Monitor, and the New York Times.

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