Friday, May 30, 2014

Jersey Devil Clammers

At the north end of Absecon Island, where Clam Creek meets Absecon Inlet, lies one of Atlantic City's little known treasures: Historic Gardner's Basin.  Gardner's Basin is home to some serious commercial fishing boats,  where 70% of the clams served in chowder throughout the United States are fished. While watching the clam boats and the hard working men who with their nets dredge the sea; the sound of a bell clanging, inspired me to write this poem.

The Dock
Afternoon storm,
Moored boats, bells;
Clang like wind chimes.