Boat Tram

Boat Tram

Captain Operator

dumps sand ballast

for traction on the railwaves.

Her first mate

runs up the pirate flag

against the clipper chips.

Launched in Blackpool

A waterfront jaunt lasting

fifteen years shy of a century.

Overhead wires

sing sea shanties about

Nowhere in Particular.

Face of a startled owl

landing occasionally at the wharf

to feast on dungeness crab.

Joy itself runs on rails

wearing cream and green

and you can ride for free.