I was there when the Minoans emerged in Crete,
the Mycenaeans arrived in Greece,
the Dorians invaded,
the colonies were founded,
Athens entered its golden age,
and the Hellenistic era emerged,
only to fall when the Romans came.
My table weighs heavy with myths
as I ponder another Bushmills tumbler.
I look at Plato, Saucero, Knifeo, Forko, Spoono,
and bang my head in boredom slumber.