Poems of the Week

Got My Irish Up

by Steven Kent

“Irishman Faces 20 Years In Jail After Exposing Himself On Flight To New York”
The Guardian

Your honor, I respect your point condemning my shenanigans,
But have a heart, your lordship, set me free!
I really thought It’s just another Friday night at Flanagan’s
(I had a few before the flight, you see).

I didn’t plan to hit that man or moon the angry stewardess;
The Dewar’s made me do it, don’t you know.
So be a bloke—I swear that in the future I’ll fly fluid-less.
Hey judge, how ‘bout a drink before I go?