Lady In My Life - The Jose Vilson

Lady In My Life

October 22, 2008

Breakneck speeds of immense change
Imposing and important questions laid in the musty air
Dark wavy strands of black strewn across a librarian / teacher – prototype glasses
An Amazon with hips as wide as her influence
Curves in the form of encapsulated time
She’s the sugar container in my coffee
And the alcohol in my Vodka
Mature and appropriate in all situations
Ever-present her essence
My eyes confusingly fluctuate and dilate
Between shielding my eyes from your brilliance
And seduction to your image
Your visage you’ve graced me with so often
And your imperfect perfection is a synecdoche for our reality
Our relationship, our present, our now

jose vilson © 2008

jose, who just needed to get that out of my system …

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José Luis Vilson is a math educator, blogger, speaker, and activist. For more of my writing, buy my book This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education, on sale now.

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The Jaded NYer October 23, 2008 at 11:07 am

I’m glad you posted this; it was very touching :D

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CathrynMarie October 23, 2008 at 11:43 pm

Love it

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Tafari October 24, 2008 at 2:05 pm

Awesome piece!!! Sounds like someone is caught up in the rapture of some good lovin’.


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Jose October 24, 2008 at 10:55 pm

Thanks everyone for the props. Been a while since I’ve written any love poems.


Alisha October 26, 2008 at 5:37 pm

Diggin that poem, man!!

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Hugh O'Donnell October 27, 2008 at 1:40 am

Sentimental devil, you.

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Jose October 27, 2008 at 9:45 pm

Thanks Alisha and Hugh. :: bows::


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