On the Other Side (Pin + Poem Pack)
On the Other Side (Pin + Poem Pack)
On the Other Side (Pin + Poem Pack)
On the Other Side (Pin + Poem Pack)
On the Other Side (Pin + Poem Pack)

On the Other Side (Pin + Poem Pack)

This pin + poem pack includes an original signed poem letterpress printed onto thick 300# triplex paper + one hard enamel pin. Poem and designs by Christy NaMee Eriksen. 

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Poem text:

 

On the Other Side

The other day I watched a teenage boy
walk across four lanes of traffic with his
middle fingers in the air

just to hug a girl
on the other side.

Romance can be wild

but when I mistake
recklessness
for fearlessness
I wonder why we were ever taught
that it should be dangerous
to love us

Truly, it isn't that brave to
throw yourself into another.
I could throw myself into
you
right now,
if I was rude
and had nothing
better to do.

Why not instead
care for someone
the way the light cares
for a jagged landscape
or the silver cares
for a stream it barely remembers
or the gardener cares
for a complicated ground,
so shy it pools up

They hold even the untouchable close,
bow down to the precious.

my lovers take their shoes off in the house

they would never make demands