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

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

Antimony, “Periodic Table of Poetry” poem from Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Antimony Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry”” series (#51, Sb) It’s actually quite unremarkable. It doesn’t seem to have much use. But Antimony seemed to cause a long and bitter war in the sixteen hundreds between France and Germany. Wars are started over land, religion, love, or money. But the element Antimony? Well, … Read more