In the Marvel comics series LOKI: Agent of Asgard, my favorite trickster is reinventing himself, grappling with his legacy and nature. There’s a lot of thematic exploration of truth, lies, and story. Is it a wonder I absolutely love this series?
These are themes I enjoy turning over in my own writing, and there’s a saying anyway that all writers are liars. We’re here to spin a tale, paint a picture, sing a song – and maybe somewhere in there, we’ll also reveal a truth of some kind.
It’s all a kind of weird alchemy, an attainable kind of magic.
I invite you to read SILVER TONGUE in Liminality’s Summer 2019 issue – Issue 20.
This is a poem about poetry and storytellers, liars and spellcasters. In these waning days of summer, I hope you enjoy this small enchantment I’ve woven for you. It is only the truth.
Supplement: (Music) Season of the Witch | Lana Del Rey cover