The Storyteller



I see you talking,

but I can’t hear you speak.


Because all you say are lies.


if you attempted to tell the truth,

people would listen to your words.


if you understood what is reality,

you would be better off in life.


Your deep belief in fantasies

is both incredible and baffling.

Your words carry no weight,

yet you expect the world and more.

Stop telling stories

and, hopefully, your cards will change.


Now you’re silent

with nothing left to say.

It’s funny how the truth

can make a liar a mute.



About Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the mainland United States, I graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and am a 2016 VONA Voices Alumna. I currently perform spoken-word in the greater Washington D.C. area and have previously performed in Philadelphia, Miami, and the Dominican Republic. Most recently, I have been published in Public Pool, Spillwords, and The Acentos Review, and Here Comes Everyone: East & West Issue.

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