Rachael Katz

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STEFANIE

I’m sorry Stefanie, but Stefanie is such

a useless name. But you have red hair, and

firemen love that. Remember when you told me

the floor was lava? All those cartwheels

really changed me. You are a great icepick

of femininity. I want your orange lipstick.

I am jealous of your mouth: how well it says

yes to pills, yes to meatsauce, yes to men

in longtoed shoes. Yes to grazing faces

on the subway. Yes, Stefanie. Just yes.

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