The Starlight SciFaiku Review, Spring 2023 (issue #3)

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29. Poetry by Brian LeBansky

photosynthesis & other poems

(a sequence)

evolved before oxygen
asteroid impact

dust cloud emerges
destroys outdated system
plants go extinct

neotrophs no longer need light
mankind’s salvation

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now on my dura mater
I see in UV

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, The Space Cadet Science Fiction Review, and The Lotus Tree Literary Review.