Last but Not Least…

or: The Idiot Abroad

In Atlanta was I stranded

In the men’s room of Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Soaked to the bone in Galway

In Kilkenny locked out of the pub

Vomited at Wallslough Village

Cracked my laughing head against the living room table and

Gouged my fingers on the bathroom lock at Isaac’s Hotel in Cork City

Cracked my head again in a cave beneath Blarney Castle

Returned to find my luggage stranded in Atlanta

And my hat eaten by the airport luggage belt

…And I’d go back in a heartbeat.

Bradley Foster Smith (Cheever)