The Owl and the Crab
Illustrator: Christine Skelly
Editor's Note: The following illustration and poem have been excerpted from the forthcoming anthology, Ladies of Lore, written by Christine Stoddard, illustrated by Christine Skelly, and designed by Kristen Rebelo.
sipping waves of copper milk,
in a tense union of forest and sea,
where lovers are like hunters,
fondling for grains of golden sand
and slightly weathered mice bones.