Throw your head back

and laugh away.

Forget your cares for now.

Let your feet dance

and your mind roam.

You’ve earned this time to breathe.

Eat what you crave,

do what pleases you,

and surround yourself with love.

The sun won’t shine forever

and the night won’t last eternity.

Who says you can’t enjoy what you want?

Whoever told you that

just doesn’t know how to live.



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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