A Poem: ‘Hey, Man’

Once upon a time, I was a college student. I suppose most of us have been there before. I had several majors: International Studies, Motion Picture Production, a brief stint in Archaeology, English, Political Science, and a consideration of Physics. The only degree I ended up getting was an associates in Graphic Design. What can I say? I have a curious mind that doesn’t settle on one simple thing.

But the craziest thing I remember from my college years wasn’t my studies or the knowledge I gained. It was this single text I received from some unknown person who, somehow, randomly texted me a proclamation for his love of some woman. And since I had a poetry class, I thought, what the hell, I’ll write a poem about it. It’s basic and repeats the text several times. The original text was as follows: ‘Hey, I love her man. I love her. I love her a lot.’ And that was it. I said congratulations and wished him well. Hopefully that love was fulfilling. But still stands out as a stark thing to say to someone you’ve never met. Like he just randomly punched in a phone number and got mine. Or it could have been an old associate’s of his. Of course, they never told me a name or followed up to explain they got the wrong number. Either way, I wrote a poem about it. Here it goes.

Hey Man


I love her man.


I love her.


I love her a lot.


I love her.


Is this texting me?


One who loves her so?


Does he share with me?


Wonderful thought?

Thanks for reading. Thought I’d share another poem given I posted absolutely nothing in September. Cheers until next time, mate! Have a good day!

~Timothy S Purvis

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