Never Look Back

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Never look back.

Always look ahead.

Why dwell on things that are dead?

What could have been

will never be,

so don’t let it define you.

Don’t let it plague you.

The past can’t be changed,

so don’t worry about it.

Don’t stress.

Yes,

some things were beautiful,

some moments gave you life,

but your life is still going

and it waits for more memories.

Look at what you have.

Isn’t that better than what you had?

Yes,

yes it is,

so enjoy it while you can

and never look back.

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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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