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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poems “Quiver with no Home” and “Guilt” 9//16 at “Poetry Aloud” open mic at the Georgetown Public Library (video filmed from a Canon Power Shot camera).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poems “Quiver with no Home” and “Guilt” 9/24/16 at “Poetry Aloud” open mic at the Georgetown Public Library (video filmed from a Sony camera).
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See YouTube video of Janet KuypersJuly 2017 Book Release Reading 7/5/17 of Down in the Dirt’s book “On the Rocks” poems “Job of Being Homeless”, “Quiver with no Home”, “out there”, “census”, “judge”, “Nobody Finds Me” and “Cast in Stone” in Half Price Books Community Poetry (Lumix camera).
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See YouTube video of Janet KuypersJuly 2017 Book Release Reading 7/5/17 of Down in the Dirt’s book “On the Rocks” poems “Job of Being Homeless”, “Quiver with no Home”, “out there”, “census”, “judge”, “Nobody Finds Me” and “Cast in Stone” in Half Price Books Community Poetry (Sony camera).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poem “Quiver with no Home” from her book “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 poems”, then her poem “Viewing the Woman in a 19th Century Photograph” from her second new book “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 show poems” 9/21/17 at Dripping Springs’ Thirsty Thursday (filmed from a Sony camera).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poem “Quiver with no Home” from her book “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 poems”, then her poem “Viewing the Woman in a 19th Century Photograph” from her second new book “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 show poems” 9/21/17 at Dripping Springs’ Thirsty Thursday (Panasonic Lumix camera).

Quiver with no Home

Janet Kuypers
9/23/16

I didn’t have a job
for almost nine months

then, when I stopped
my seven year old car
at an intersection

two cars hit me
and almost killed me...

And while I was
learning to walk

my apartment was sold,
so suddenly

I was unemployed
and had no home.

It’s a scary feeling;

you talk to someone,
and when they ask

you can get away with
“I’m between jobs,”

but not having a home,
not having a place
to call your own,

it makes your soul quiver.

It makes you feel
that you can never

have a place
you can feel

at home

where you can feel
at peace. At ease.

But now, without a home,
you can’t feel content

with anything around you
because nothing is you

and nothing is your home.


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