Tick Tock

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Time is of the essence,

so never let it go to waste.

Tick tock. Tick tock.

The clock keeps going

as you sit doing nothing

watching the hand keep moving.

Don’t let it tick once more,

while you remain unchanged

because the second that just passed you by

will never be back again.

Yes,

you can wait until tomorrow,

but tomorrow will always be tomorrow

and it will never be today.

So, if you let the ticks keep tocking

and wait for tomorrow to come around,

then you’ll remain unchanged forever,

at least until the batteries die

or the sun stops rising.

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Time is of the essence,

so never let it go to waste.

Why wait until unmoving darkness

to do what was meant to be seen?

Why put your goals away

in a day that can only be reached in dreams?

What you want and must do is untouchable,

but only because you made it that way.

With each tick,

you lose another moment.

With eack tock,

you waste another chance.

By waiting until tomorrow,

you’re allowing yourself to fail.

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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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