White Phosphorus, poem from the “Periodic Table of poetry” series by Chicago Poet Janet Kuypers

White Phosphorus Janet Kuypers Bonus poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series, #15, P 9/30/13) Seeing bombs from Viet Nam and the white smoke rising — with each bomb exploding, I knew that smoke… It was Willie Pete, white Phosphorus — you couldn’t put it out once it started burning. This stuff would destroy … 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