Janet Kuypers’ poetry feature/show 6/20/15 in Chicago’s “Poetic Shades of Chocolate” through ‘10 Shades of Chocolate’ at ‘Let Them Eat Chocolate’

See YouTube video of the 6/20/15 Janet Kuypers show “Poetic Shades of Chocolate” in 10 Shades of Chocolate in 10 Shades of Chocolate in Chicago (filmed with a Canon fs200 video camera), w/ the poems Under his Bed, oxygen to flame the fire, Fuming in the Morning, PDQ in Tin Foil 2015, melted marshmallow 2015, grandmother charged with murder 2015, Before Taking Over the Controls 2015, and Empty Chocolate Counter.


See YouTube video of the 6/20/15 Janet Kuypers show “Poetic Shades of Chocolate” in 10 Shades of Chocolate in 10 Shades of Chocolate in Chicago (filmed with a Canon Power Shot camera), w/ the poems Under his Bed, oxygen to flame the fire, Fuming in the Morning, PDQ in Tin Foil 2015, melted marshmallow 2015, grandmother charged with murder 2015, Before Taking Over the Controls 2015, and Empty Chocolate Counter.


A Not so Social Poem

Don’t let it
put its big thumb
on you and
crush you like a bug.
Beware of likes and
no likes.
Don’t pour your soul
down a page of approval.

If you look,
there are to many paintings,
If you look,
there are too many poems,
If you look,
there are too many songs to sing, or
not sing.

If I look,
I am insignificant.

If I weigh me
I weigh nothing.

It is better to be
famous among the barns. **

Knowing where you stand
ain’t so grand.
Delusions are grander
and produce better work.

**- from Fern Hill by Dylan Thomas

Rebuttal to Burroughs

Thank you Spaniards
for your small pox
and lust for gold.
Thank you for not caring as
European
greed created genocide with your manifest destiny
Thank you Europe for your slave trade.
Thanks for getting us off
to such a good start.
Thank you for becoming us
and then acting like
we ain’t you