My Hustle



I’m a mothereffin’ star,

yeah that’s right.

I was meant to shine.

I always shine bright.

I take pride in my hustle

and that I always keep grinding.

My mind never takes a break.

It’s always moving and winding.

Because that’s what you have to do,

in order to make it to the top

and, until we all make it,

I don’t think I’ll ever stop.


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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