There’s something about
This big old boat
That inspires hope

Maybe its being
Out on the harbour
Watching the city roll by
And seeing the wild
Sandstone headlands
Still forested

I enjoy the salty wind
And those big coils
Of nautical rope

When I was a boy
I imagined I was
An explorer and
This ferry was
Taking me to
Undiscovered lands

The last trip
A few years ago now
With her
We stood on the deck
And kissed as
We rounded the heads
And the bridge and the
Opera House came into view

We took photos
Of each other
Grinning in winter coats
It all seemed possible

This trip
It’s summer
And I’m travelling in
The opposite direction
Taking photos of seascape

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