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video See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers in her 5/7/16 show “Love in the Universe” in her first scheduled feature at Expressions 2016: Reasons to be Cheerful in Austin (Cps), first singing (with John singing and on guitar) the Depeche Mode song The Bottom Line (with altered chorus lyrics for heir wedding), then with her poems Pluto, Plutonium & Death (a bonus Periodic Table poem), her haiku universe, observer’s love poem (2016 edit), everything is my home, Wanted To Play, and electricity.
video See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers in her 5/7/16 show “Love in the Universe” in her first scheduled feature at Expressions 2016: Reasons to be Cheerful in Austin (Sony), first singing (with John singing and on guitar) the Depeche Mode song The Bottom Line (with altered chorus lyrics for heir wedding), then with her poems Pluto, Plutonium & Death (a bonus Periodic Table poem), her haiku universe, observer’s love poem (2016 edit), everything is my home, Wanted To Play, and electricity.
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Love in the Universe
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See YouTube video 11/20/16 of Janet Kuypers reading her poems “Everything is my Home”, “the Battle at Hand” & (C) “Us, Actually Touching”, then Joe & Janet w/ her poem “Under the Sea” @ the Austin’s Kick Butt Poetry.
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See YouTube video 11/20/16 of Janet Kuypers reading her poems “Everything is my Home”, “the Battle at Hand” & (S) “Us, Actually Touching”, then Joe & Janet w/ her poem “Under the Sea” @ the Austin’s Kick Butt Poetry.
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See YouTube video of Janet KuypersJuly 2017 Book Release Reading 7/5/17 of cc&d’s book “Salvaging America” poems “unless”, “Electromagnetism”, “Open Book”, “Everything is my Home”, and “Orders” in Half Price Books Community Poetry (filmed w/ a Lumix camera).
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See YouTube video of Janet KuypersJuly 2017 Book Release Reading 7/5/17 of cc&d’s book “Salvaging America” poems “unless”, “Electromagnetism”, “Open Book”, “Everything is my Home”, and “Orders” in Half Price Books Community Poetry (filmed w/ a Sony camera).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poems “Entering the Lake of Fire”, “Pluto, Plutonium & Death” and “Everything is my Home” from her book “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 show poems” 8/6/17 at Austin’s “Recycled Reads” open mic (Sony camera).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poems “Entering the Lake of Fire”, “Pluto, Plutonium & Death” and “Everything is my Home” from her book “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 show poems” 8/6/17 at Austin’s “Recycled Reads” open mic (Panasonic Lumix).

everything
is my home

Janet Kuypers
4/15/16

I’ve always thought
I was a child of the world;
I feed off the energies
of the Universe.

Everything is bound
together intrinsically,
so everything is my home,

and nothing is my home.

I feel so connected
with everything,
and at the same time
I feel so isolated.

It’s sad,
feeling lonely
in a crowded
room.

I’ve shunned the place
where I was raised,
I avoid ties to my roots
because they’re not mine.

I told you, atom by atom
I’m a product of stardust,
and where I am home
is everywhere else.

And with no home,
oh yes yes, I have four walls
I’ve packed belongings
from my past into spaces,

but all this time
my roots have searched
for ground to seep into
while I remain

gasping for air.

Now I found a place with you,
and when I walk
out my door at night
waiting there,

right outside my front door,
my favorite constellation
in the night sky,
is right there to greet me.

And now that I look around me
I see traces of my past I love
in the greenery around my home.
For the first time in my life

I cut my own grass,
I pull my own weeds,
I water the seeds we placed
in the ground on our land.

And I’m wondering
if I can finally
take a deep breath,
inhale, exhale.

I’ve never had roots.
I want you to understand this.
But I wonder if I can
rake my fingers through this dirt —

our dirt, on our land —

well, maybe we can
get our hands a little dirty,
and finally have a place
that we can call home.


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