You Are Loved

Jose Vilson Jose

To Whom It May Concern, You’re pissed off at the idea of Valentine’s Day because you have no one to share it with. You rationalize …

On Commitment

Jose Vilson Jose

I caved. After dodging some calamitous trends and memes in the social media world, I let people “inbox” me their questions, hoping no one would …

She Will Be Loved

Jose Vilson Jose

It’s easy to sit here, Clasped hands Staring eyes, Inclement weather, Winds rustling our jackets every which way In front of a fluorescent building sometime …

Heartless

Jose Vilson Jose

Kanye West recently got me to thinking about the callous facade men and women take on when not satisfied with matters of the heart. Along …

Lady In My Life

Jose Vilson Jose

Breakneck speeds of immense change Imposing and important questions laid in the musty air Dark wavy strands of black strewn across a librarian / teacher …

One Love

Jose Vilson

I never used to like Valentine’s Day, but now I love it. Then again, it’s probably because I had a date, and have had one …

In Love With Two Women

Jose Vilson

A few weekends ago, I went to AnnMary’s crib, where I got to see Ray and my godson, Josiah. He’s a little browner now (as …

For She (The Poem)

Jose Vilson

Today, I performed for my kids and they didn’t believe I wrote this myself. Surprise, surprise. Some of you know me from other incarnations on …