beaded trout

The Man They've Come to See

The man they've come to see

Was born when the wind howled

And the sidewalk rolled out in long particulate waves

When the power went

And the night decided to burn its bridges

The man they've come to see

Has eyes that are two different colors

Two distantly burning stars

Blood and honey

Juxtaposed against the hum

Of electrical amplification

The man they've come to see

Straddles the distance between virtue and sin

Like a tightrope walker

He holds his guitar as if he were praying

To help him keep his balance

The man they've come to see

Has been this way before

Carrying a home on his back

As the dust settles

He wore a different skin then

But the songs are all the same

Edward Dang


contents of issue 2

Before I Forget
Lee Francis IV

The Man They've Come to See
Edward Dang

Datura's Embrace
Anne Karpiak

untitled
Lorraine Cathey

medicine
Sandy Eastoak

NEW WORLD
Indira Allegra

there will be singing in the morning
ire'ne silva

Dawes Commission: Found Poem
Qwo_Li Driskill


Edward Dang Biography

Edward Dang is a protein that in humans is encoded by the TTN gene. Ed is a giant protein that functions as a molecular spring who is responsible for the passive elasticity of muscle. He is composed of 244 individually folded protein connected by unstructured peptide sequences. These domains unfold when the protein is stretched and refold when the tension is removed.


Permission to publish poems in this one context was granted by the authors, who unless otherwise specified, hold copyright on these works.