Decimas For The Poet In You

Jose Vilson Jose

These poems were birthed from a poetry workshop Tara Betts did as the featured facilitator for the Acentos group. Some of the poems I’ve been …

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 …

Teacher Qualifications

Jose Vilson Education, Jose

Prepare to sacrifice 3/4ths of your day and your life to the world’s oldest profession Where the other fourth you’re wondering where the other 3/4ths …

No Evidence

Jose Vilson Jose

Pitch black shadows mixed with spots of artificial light The damp cement makes rubber tires woosh past us Umbrella clutched between me and my significant …

A Dreamer

Jose Vilson Jose

Be still, the living and breathing of the night Dark as the other side of one’s eyelid And reflective as when I close them Imagination …

Michelle, My Belle

Jose Vilson Jose

We stand at the precipice of history Feet on the one end grounded, cemented And on the other, afloat and steadily adaptable to change Our …

What You Know (Am I Not Human?)

Jose Vilson Jose

Hardships bypass you so easily You’re a bubble inhabitant A social vagabond A rank of immeasurable registry emanates from men in need of roofs Over …

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 …

A Message To Latinas, Remastered

Jose Vilson Jose

“A Message To Latinas, Remastered” She gets on stage, Powerful, omnipotent, nervous, fragile She stands behind the mic Calling for attention, That which is already …

The Key Master

Jose Vilson Jose

This will be that year The year of the grandiose theme song Providing the vibrations of an aura well suited for triumph It is here …

Howl: The Jose Vilson Version

Jose Vilson Jose

This was definitely one of my biggest projects I’d ever undertaken on this blog. If you’re unfamiliar with how this came about, refer to here. …