Nitrogen in my veins, bonus “Periodic Table” poem by Chiago poet Janet Kuypers

Nitrogen in my veins Janet Kuypers bonus poem from the Periodic Table of Poetry series (#007, N) (stemming from Fingers Black, written 6/5/10) 3/29/13 You told me nothing. You just left me. Now wait a minute, I’m a journalist, so all I could do was turn my fingers black, scouring the newspapers, searching for any … Read more

DNA and Carbon in Asteroids (oh my), bonus poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

DNA and Carbon, in Asteroids (oh my) Janet Kuypers bonus poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series 3/13/13 You know, us Carbon-based life forms always wonder where we came from, how we got here. And with science on our side, we’ve looked beyond guessing and story telling to find proof in our answers. And … Read more

Platinum poem by Janet Kuypers

Platinum Janet Kuypers from the “ Periodic Table of Poetry” series A secretary for a trading company at the Chicago Board of Trade started dating a trader (even though he was a trader, he seemed like a nice guy) — and after he asked her to marry him and they were engaged, she cheating on … Read more

Nitrogen poem, AIDS poem by Janet Kuypers

Nitrogen Janet Kuypers from the “ Periodic Table of Poetry” series I’m afraid to answer the phone today. Ever since he called me before to tell me he has AIDS, I’ve been afraid to answer my phone to hear that his condition has turned for the worse or that he just died. His t-cell count … Read more