Xenon, poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Xenon Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#054, Xe) 4/27/13 I don’t care that you’re no Zena warrior princess, I just can’t stand those high-intensity headlights of yours at night. You may numb me from my pain if I breathe you in, but the only good your brightness may do is that … Read more

Hydrogen Cyanide, bonus poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (for Hydrogen, element #01, H) by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Hydrogen Cyanide Janet Kuypers bonus poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#01, H) started 9/5/13, edited 9/19/13 and 9/21/13, finished 9/22/13 He was once a college chemistry professor, so he hoped he was a shoe-in to work with the Waffen-SS. He ended up working at the Rundfunkhaus — a Berlin radio station broadcasting … Read more

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

Cadmium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#048, Cd) (stemming from “You’ve Already Paid for This”, written 09/14/09) 3/28/13 The battered woman entered the all-night gas station/grocery store. The attendant sees the man waiting in the car. He looks tense and angry. The attendant looks at the woman. “Marlboros,” is all she … Read more

Dysprosium, poem by Janet Kuypers

Dysprosium Janet Kuypers from the “ Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#66, Dy) 12/26/12 I knew I could cut through you like a knife. But, you were always difficult to get at. With you, I couldn’t get my fingers wet when I wore surgical gloves in my searches for you. I couldn’t feel what I … Read more