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

Zinc poem by Janet Kuypers

Zinc Janet Kuypers from the “ Periodic Table of Poetry” series After my injectable medication prescription started, I learned that the drug I had to take would suppress my immune system, which meant I’d have to start getting flu shots, dress for the weather because it’s easier to get a cold or a fever, and … Read more

Sulfur poem by Janet Kuypers

Sulfur Janet Kuypers from the “ Periodic Table of Poetry” series When I’ve always thought of Sulfur, I thought of it’s caustic smell, or the fact that it’s mixed with things so its used to bleach paper, or as a fixing agent when making photography prints. It’s been used for vulcanizing rubber, and it has … Read more