To the permanent drawbridge

To the permanent drawbridge

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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.