You were so unique.

A true piece of art

made especially for me.

You fit perfectly into my hand,

becoming a natural extension to my arm.

From you,

I never wanted to be apart.

Your menace toward others

brought me peace.

Your presence gave me tranquility.

But, just like the rest,

I knew you would go.

And there you went,

flying through the sky

as my open hand said goodbye.

I watched you leave,

until I could no longer see

your curve spin against the wind.

Your fast departure was expected.

In fact,

I applaud my good throw.

Your speed and distance were admirable.

You had many fooled

you had surely disappeared.

But, like clockwork,

you made your presence known again.

Behind the tall trees

and bright rays,

your curve came spinning toward me.

All I had to do

was open my hand

and there you were

a part of me again.

You came back knowing,

from me,

you couldn’t be apart,

my lovely boomerang.


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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