BRAM STOKER'S GHOST
Bram Stoker's ghost is queueing
at the turnstile of the National Trust.
He's hoping for a viewing
of the abbey ruins at Whitby
the church and the plunging steps
where Lucy Westenra descended
entranced, danced to Dracula's tune
"Was Dracula real" he asks himself
as he looks far out to sea,
"or another facet, a commercial asset
of tragic history."