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

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

Rubidium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#37, Rb) (based on the poem “Burning Building”) 10/2/13, finished 10/3/13 You tell me you want to be the hand that pulls me from the burning building, but you caused that fire. They try to put it out with water, but you turn it into … Read more