Strontium, “Periodic Table of Poetry” poem by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Strontium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#038 Sr) 7/2/13 People seem to think that they need to eat a ton of red meat in order to be strong. They think eating slaughtered animal is the only way a human being is capable of getting themselves protein. And I know it may … Read more

Lawrencium, Periodic Table poem by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Lawrencium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#103, Lr) I’ve always tried to figure you out. I could never pinpoint your true destiny. All I know is that your radio activity to me left my bones so brittle. I know your heart is a hand grenade. You’ve made my skin so paper … Read more

Californium, “Periodic Table of Poetry” poem from Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Californium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#98, Cf) reflecting on the poem “i am the woman who loves pain” 10/23/13 They tell me that I am settling. They tell me this is not love. I keep telling myself there’s nothing natural about you, but when I try to take you in, … Read more