Summer Days and Summer Nights


Summer days
and summer nights.
I’ll love you the most
with all of my might.
You gave me freedom.
You gave me life.
You made me forget
all of my strife.
I could go anywhere
and do anything.
I could be me
without questioning.
You told me to be brave
and have fun.
You said that the good times
are never done.
You gifted me warmth
in a world so cold.
It’s because of you
that I know to be bold.
I thank you for the moments
money can’t buy.
I thank you for stopping my youth
from passing me by.
Oh, summer days
and summer nights!
You’re the times I love most.
Of our times together
I’ll always boast.


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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