They Watch the Moon

Inspired by the Trevor Paglen photograph of the same name

By: Ethan Resek

There are no roads to this place.

There are no sentences leaving this place.

There are no moons in this place

Even though it might look like it.

 

I express my love for this place.

I express my love for this place

With my eyes looking down.

A book and a mouth told me.

 

Yes, a book and a mouth told me

To look up instead of down. But I look

Down in shame. Ears open, ashamed.

Looking down in shame into the

 

Core of the earth, the core of the earth,

White disks dug into the core of the earth;

I love these disks dug into the core

Of the earth, into this core of my earth.