They Told Me To Lie

20 Nov

I’ve been absent from Vouched for a little while, buried beneath a stack of student work that would bury a small car. A Yugo, perhaps, if they still made them. Or maybe one of those Volkswagen pickup trucks, if they still made those. But tonight, after reading the most recent issue of TYPO, I’m back. I’m back to tell you that I’m especially struck by Anthony Madrid’s “They Told Me To Lie and I Said No.” And to tell you that you should read it.

God. Heaven. Hell. Buddha. Sex. Death. Love. Correcting the story of Adam’s rib. In nine sections. Seriously, I don’t know what you’re doing on this fine Friday evening, but if you have time to be reading this, then I’m guessing you have time to jet on over to TYPO and read this poem:

Indeed, the magic wand thing is always on backwards. You touch a thing
With the wand, yes—but it’s you who are magically changed.

And then, if you’re so inclined, check out some of his other work at AGNI, Conjunctions, and Shampoo.

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