The Lotus Tree Literary Review, Autumn 2022 (issue #1)

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29 | A Poem by Brian LeBansky

Engineer’s Paradise II

Now have internet in war-torn Ukraine
The priority becomes free speech
We will not pay if you are not working
Low orbit satellites make me safer

Ooh ooh
Livin’ in an engineer’s paradise

Rockets carry equipment to battle
Now SpaceX is testing in South Texas
Germans are making their Teslas custom
The future world’s largest corporation

Ooh ooh
Livin’ in an engineer’s paradise

Editor’s Note: You can read the first installment of this lyrical poem in the debut issue of The Space Cadet Science Fiction Review.

Brian LeBansky

Brian LeBansky teaches high school science and enjoys playing music and writing songs. He has written fan fiction for his YouTube channel and wrote some poetry while in college, but lately haiku and scifaiku have been keeping him busy and entertained. While a doctoral student at Texas A&M University, Brian separated a protein (purple acid phosphatase) from the other 42 million proteins in the cell, chemically characterized it, and published the results [click the author link for the science journal in which the paper was published]. Brian’s work has appeared in The Starlight SciFaiku Review, The Flying Saucer Poetry Review, and The Space Cadet Science Fiction Review.