In Galway on Quay Street

In Galway on Quay Street,
no tables for one,
but traveling alone is liberating.
It's a good thing I enjoy my own company.

Smile is a universal language,
not always friendly.

You can tell they cater to Americans,
always ice in the water.

Young man at next table - expatriate -
red hair and American accent -
entertaining his grandparents on their "first trip to Ireland."

Nina Simone in the background.

The freedom of being thousands of miles from one's self.

© Christine Salkin Davis, 2019

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