Look for me when the sun-bright swallow
Sings upon the birch bough high
But you are in the ground with the wolves* and the weevils
All a’chew on your bones so dry
But oh, did you see all the dead of Manassas
All the bellies and the bones and the bile
No, I lingered here with the blankets barren
And my own belly big with child
"Yankee Bayonet" for Illustration II with Regan Dunnick. Pen, ink wash, and digital color. Based on the song by the Decemberists. And yes, this is now Sad Civil War Art: The Blog.
*Yeah, shh, I know it’s probably “voles”… but I did wolves because voles aren’t cool** and I refuse to cater to the whims of vole enthusiasts!***
**Disclaimer: voles may actually be cool. I haven’t done much research.
***Sincere apologies to any vole enthusiasts among my followers.