Jose Vilson Jose 4 Comments

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 the lines of Jay-Z’s “They say you can’t turn a bad girl good, but once a good girl’s gone bad, she’s gone forever,” Kanye’s song “Heartless” is an honest musing on the deterioration of an honest and burgeoning relationship gone awfully sour. A few days …

Lady In My Life

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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 …

Frida Kahlo's "Le Due Frida"

Short Notes: By Any Means Human

Jose Vilson Short Notes 6 Comments

Get your New York Yankees wallpaper here and here courtesy of yours truly. You’re welcome. I’m not losing any fat, but I’m definitely gaining muscle. Thus, my weight is still the same, but I feel different. It’s worth noting that the one group my blog is popular with is … teachers. And teachers of all colors. With people who I’m typically associated with at first sight, not so much. And …

One Love

Jose Vilson 6 Comments

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 for some time now. I haven’t always had the best of luck, especially as a child, but now, things have never looked brighter. I’m not just in love, but I love, and it’s cool. So in the spirit of that love, I’d love to tell …

In Love With Two Women

Jose Vilson 9 Comments

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 in more brown, people), and has got the ill forehead. It’s adorable how he’s got a big head like his father and his godfather. I told AnnMary that we might make this baby tri-lingual: English, Cantonese, and Spanish. He’d also learn merengue by at least …

For She (The Poem)

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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 the Internet. Today, I’m writing on a theme I’ve written before. Just check it. “For She” © 2007 Jose Vilson Her spells lay me captive Her silhouette triggers memories Of the places in my mind she touched When she inserted her finger Through my ears …