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Beginning Anew chapbook Beginning Anew chapbook View or download the free PDF chapbook
Beginning Anew
with her 2017 poems “only choice is to build”, “our futures”, “Evolving, Connecting and Confounding”, and “optimizing your odds” performed in her 1/7/17 show.
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers in her 1/7/17 show “Beginning Anew” at “New Year, New Poems” in Austin reading her poems “only choice is to build”, “our futures”, “Evolving, Connecting and Confounding”, and “optimizing your odds” to live guitar (from a Canon Power Shot camera).
video video See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers in her 1/7/17 show “Beginning Anew” at “New Year, New Poems” in Austin reading her poems “only choice is to build”, “our futures”, “Evolving, Connecting and Confounding”, and “optimizing your odds” to live guitar (filmed from a Sony camera).
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See YouTube video 1/8/17 of Janet Kuypers reading her 3 poems “only choice is to build”, “our futures” and “Evolving, Connecting and Confounding” into each other w/ John on acoustic guitar live at Austin’s Kick Butt Poetry (from a Canon Power Shot camera).
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See YouTube video 1/8/17 of Janet Kuypers reading her 3 poems “only choice is to build”, “our futures” and “Evolving, Connecting and Confounding” into each other w/ John on acoustic guitar live at Austin’s Kick Butt Poetry (video from a Sony camera).

our futures

Janet Kuypers
1/3/17

When the world lays in rubble and everything’s gone,
get out the bulldozers and haul out the trash —

because I’m here to tell you we’re starting anew,
so stop asking for things and start working for things...

it’s time to make choices and it’s time to lay claim
to everything we’ve been blindly giving away

‘cuz you know it’s now time to get it all back —
take it in to your hands, people, mold your own tools.

If you’re scared of someone taking charge in this country,
take charge of yourself, and I’ll take change of me —

because only when we define our role in the future
will we see the future we want, and the future we need.

We can let others define our futures for us,
or we can spread the word, and we can make the difference.


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