Looking west on Beach Road, it’s easy to see
where the original drawbridge used to be.
Although its replacement is temporary,
its operation at times has seemed contrary.
Twice, lest I miss my ticketed ferry,
I had to take the round-about route to reach Tisbury.
I know not what problems its opening has posed;
but sometimes it seems difficult getting it closed.
On days when it seems something’s gone wrong,
both lines at the bridge seem a mile long.
Let’s hope funding is “catch-as-catch-can,”
and we’ll soon see a start on a permanent span.