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Deborah L. Davitt was raised in Reno, Nevada, but she received her MA in English from Penn State. She currently lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband and son.  Her poetry has garnered her two Rhysling nominations and has appeared in nearly twenty journals. For more about her work, please see

Editor’s Note: The linked Haiku-like poem lends itself well to nature images, albeit on an alien world. But they could be a metaphor for our own species and what we have done to this world. A superimposed image of a carniverous plant, Flycatcher, on an alien landscape of a Saturn moon, and that tree with tentacled branches, suggests a troubled landscape.


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