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from Feel Royal

Rachelle Toarmino

KStew is unrecognizable in new blond cut

the games
in your hello
end my world

a riot
of yes

this body
is a runaway

I was
and went


Miley heading to Starbucks in Hollywood

Love in the time of law
But animal hearts don’t care
So wild over you
It’s legend
Where are your good vibes
To protect you

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Hilary leaving the gym in Beverly Hills

you trip on love
and take the party
back to earth

a science of
vertical movement

still humming

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Lana’s dreamy style file

Our heat is bottled
From the taste we find—
You know—no other—choice—

At any age
This is a famous price—
We cost—so much—

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Rachelle Toarmino is a writer, editor, and arts administrator from Niagara Falls, New York. She is the author of the poetry collection That Ex (Big Lucks Books, 2020) and the chapbooks Feel Royal (b l u s h, 2019) and Personal & Generic (PressBoardPress, 2016). Her writing has appeared in McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Metatron Press, Monster House Press, Shabby Doll House, and other places online and in print, and anthologized in The Cosmonauts Avenue Anthology and My Next Heart: New Buffalo Poetry. She is the founding editor in chief of Peach Mag.