Tammy Lopez

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Tammy Lopez is a Dominican writer and spoken word poet from Brooklyn. She earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University at Albany and is currently an Early Childhood Educator. The Latina writer has won a number of different poetry competitions in New York, including slams at the Nuyorican Poet's Café, The Brooklyn Renaissance Slam, and the Nitty Gritty Slam in Albany. She recently published her first book, Rain for Under Watered Roses like You and I,  a series of poems and short stories with a diary like twist. Her book can be purchased through her website www.RUWRYi.com. For booking or book inquiries email Altagracia Jorge at RUWRYi@gmail.com.

Do You feel the parts of You die, my dear Trees?



Are the only ones told

That sex is a guilty pleasure

We should never

Indulge in.

                                             Until, of course, we are wed.

I watched the trees undress

In front of strangers

The way they do every year

With no regret.

Do not mimic the trees

If you were taught to always

Be like spring

                                             Until of course, a man gives you summer

Moves you closer

To the equator where

Summers seem endless

And trees do not have to undress

In front of strangers.






© The Acentos Review 2016