A Blissful Truth


The branches overhead
begin to clear out
and the bright rays
kiss the ground beneath me.
The soft, white sand
is gentle to every step I take.
The sunlight is warm
and the fluttering
of critters around me
is charming.
The colors of
the fluorescent water,
the exotic fruits,
and the setting sun
is enchanting.
I only want to walk toward it all
and to bask
in what this path
has led me to,
but hesitation
is fighting back.
History shows that perfection
is just an urban legend,
so what’s the catch here?
Where’s the sharp edge?
So much skepticism on my part,
but there’s not a rain cloud in sight.
The waves move in a steady rhythm
and bliss is all there is.
I’ll take it.
I won’t complain.
I’ll forget my paranoia for this.
there is some truth
to the myths of the world
and happiness is not so unattainable.


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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