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

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

Oxygen by Janet Kuypers from the “ Periodic Table of Poetry” series In the South Pacific Ocean I held my breath, plunged in and swam deeper into the water to get closer to the schools of White Tipped Sharks huddled at the bottom of the ocean. With my flippers, I pushed myself deeper into the … Read more