A Child of Passion

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You conceived it

in the womb of your mind.

Out of nothing,

came something.

It grew with time.

It is yours to take care of.

Yes, only yours.

It is one of a kind.

Raise it and nurture it

because it’s worth every dime.

But let it die

and it’s only you

who gets left behind.

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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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