i pulled my earring out... the one i bought at hot topic in redding, california during the month of july. i stood in front of various mirrors, long periods of time, just trying to get it fastened... to make sure it would stay. i was with my brother. i spend a lot of time trying to fasten things... trying to make them stay. the previous earring stayed in my ear for over five years, straight. never coming off, never swaying... never leaving my skin.
i pulled the newest ring from my ear this evening. it came out too easily... i wasn't trying to take it away, but it came nevertheless.
people are like that too: they fall away too easily. they come off...
they wash clean.