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Taylor Fedorchak is a creative writing major at Salisbury University. She is the nonfiction editor for the school’s literary magazine, The Scarab.

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Toy Vanity 

Taylor Fedorchak

You gave me a plastic mirror, nothing
I could hold in growing hands. Learning
the taste of reds (my favorite childhood
color). Glittering like
the booths at the 50s diner, Jitterbug. Quarters
for The Chordettes. Lollipop—malbec stains.
Before I pushed fake food between doll teeth
careful not to catch my hair, the rat’s nest
you never could get a brush through.

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