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

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

Promethium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#61, Pm) The end of the world just passed. Everyone thought that because the Mayans ended the calendar at the twenty twelve Winter Solstice, that meant the World was ending right then and there. We all waited with baited breath, in confused anticipation, not knowing … Read more