Perfect

Standard

.

Until you prove to me you’re not perfect,

I’ll think you are.

I can list everything I want

and each thing I hate,

but, until I see it manifested,

there’s no telling what I like

and what I need.

On paper,

you may be my nightmare,

the worst thing I could conjure up,

the last pick in my mind,

but, in the flesh,

you could very well be

the dream I never knew I had,

the fantasy I was blindly searching for,

everything I craved.

So, until you prove to me you’re not,

you’ll be perfect in my mind.

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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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