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Are The Things That I Like 2010

Janet Kuypers
(poetry converted to prose)

    What I think I like the most about you, are all the little details about you that I can’t remember. this is what happens - I have to try to remember and let my brain create these memories... Maybe we never shared any of those moments together, maybe I just need to think of moments with you that we never really shared.
    I have only seen you remotely... I have never known how to approach you; I have always thought that I needed to act inconspicuous. But I have to admit, what I have seen of you, I like it. There are parts about you that are quirky, but I think that’s okay...
    There are things about you that no one else likes — and those are the things that I like. And maybe my problem is, well, thinking of you, and making your image known in my head, and making you real in my head.
    I have seen how much you care about your work. And we may not share the same work but I like how you think, I like how you think about work. And I like how you think about a lot of things. And if your quirks are a part of a large, strange package, then I will take it.
    I like your height and your physique, and I like how intelligent you are, and I think I actually like the fact that you are do have some phyical faults, because you know, I like to think that there are some things about you that are not perfect, because then you’ll have an excuse to claim that you’re only human.
    I would like to think that you are human... I would like to think that you are real, because I know that I am real and this could be a link for me. This could be something that would help me prove in my own head that I am not the only one and that there is someone out there like me too.

Chicago poet Janet Kuypers
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