The Space Cadet Science Fiction Review, Spring 2022 (issue #1)

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Poetry by Brian LeBansky

Engineer’s Paradise

I come to Del Valle makin’ Teslas
Use first principles to choose my Texans
Many small batteries charge them faster
FSD will cost more in the future
ooh ooh ooh oooh
Livin’ in an Engineer’s Paradise
The big chip used in robots and dojo
I make phones, semis and the Cyber Truck AGI,
internet and satellites
Colonize Mars in Twenty-Twenty-Five
ooh ooh ooh oooh
Livin’ in an Engineer’s Paradise

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 (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 and The Flying Saucer Poetry Review.

Editor’s Note: Brian states that this lyrical poem is inspired by his love of music and YouTube. As well, and once again, Brian is a Teacher of the Year winner. His kung fu is strong, he teaches science like a Shaolin monk defies gravity.