They Think They Know



Most people have no idea what you’re about

and it just makes me laugh.

I love hearing people go on about you..

You meant to say this

or what you said was that.

You were talking about this guy

and you were absolutely beautiful.

That’s what they all speculate.

It’s funny to me.

They couldn’t be further from the truth,

but they keep talking,

as if they really knew something.

Let them try to guess your birthdate

or ask them what inspires you

and they could never come close to the reality.

They hide behind their assumptions,

choosing to believe

the explanation they’ve created,

But I just laugh and let them talk

because they’ll never really know

what you’re about.



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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