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Rachelle Toarmino

29 Oct Rachelle Toarmino

LATE MILLENNIALISM

 

 

our planet is dying, and I don’t understand

why         pussy hats? or how            Diplo?

 

can’t we go back to simpler times

when party was still a verb and we all got

our poems from Fire Hot Quotes?

 

so I’m in the middle of pinning “Shakira’s Secrets

for Loving Every Day of Your Life” to my

miscellaneous board when the roofers catch me

making one-ingredient banana ice cream in my

office. they don’t know I have summers off. hey,

if Jack Black gets to have a successful career,

then so do I.

 

I’m balayage-curious, my life divided into pre-

and post-Fitbit. I’m destroying the hotel industry

with a Virgo rising. link in bio.

 

I’m at the bar signing

the customer copy. I’m at a professional

development called “Get More Likes

in the Classroom.”

 

my love language is flower

emojis. my kink? when he puts his

phone down.

 

listen: If you can explain to me why bad

credit sometimes happens to good people,

I’ll show you the secret section in Urban Outfitters

where they keep the regular shirts. I’ll get you

under 140 characters. I’ll crack the color

right off that outfit.

 

for heaven’s sake: when am I not

coming of age?

 

 


 

Rachelle Toarmino is the author of the microchapbook of paparazzi poems, GRAPHIC (Ghost City Press, 2017), and the chapbook of embroidery poems, PERSONAL & GENERIC (PressBoardPress, 2016). She has most recently appeared in Cosmonauts Avenue, McSweeney’s, Monster House Press, Shabby Doll House, and other places online and in print. She is the cofounder and managing editor of Peach Mag, and teaches Spanish at an elementary school in Buffalo, New York.

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