I keep walking through the hallway.

I take my steps.

I make my turns.

With each move I make,

I feel that much closer to the end.

I can sense my destination creeping up,

so I just keep going

and I feel better and better about my journey.

Walls and tiles pass me by,

as I try to grasp where I am.

I stop walking.

With no change in scenery,

exit sign, or way out,

I’m exactly where I began.



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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