To a Shucker

Green side up

Knife goes in

Cut it clean

Top shell off

Thumb on guts

One smooth swipe

Next the meat

Sweet delight

Eye in air

Mystic tale

Scallop king

Holy grail

Bloaters swell

Beans all night

Shuckers wage

The endless fight

Buckets build

Baskets shrink

Beers are drunk

Shells mound up

On and on

Scallops make

Winter’s business

Winter’s stake

Eye in air

Mystic tale

Scallop king

Holy grail

Hinky, Mark, Tommy too

The best of them

The best of you

Cut em clean

It all adds up

Money’s made

In every cup

And pint

And pound

And gallon too

The more you make

The more you do

— Steve Ewing