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The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

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Skeleton Woman Walks the Ocean Floor

I walk the ocean floor,
thin as a bone knife,
slice through
the sun’s fractured radiance
toward a narrow crevasse,
glimpses a split second of
blue.

Climbing out is easy

Unweighted
my body is only a memory.

Nimble as a crazy needle
I weave in and out
of piles of ice.

The astonishing air
feathers me.

I am newly naked.

Skeleton Woman Walks the Ocean Floor by Annie Jacobsen. Inspired by The Magic Drum. Illustration by Michelle Tocher