A Plot Of Earth

You can see the moon from the subway sometimes, did you know that?

When it comes up from the underground and all the phones start to ding and everybody looks down instead of looking up.

You can see the moon, most of the time.

When I was a kid I thought the moon followed me.

I walked and it would be there, I looked out the window of the car and it was always in the same place, right in front of me, following me as if we were attached by an invisible string.

It made me feel good, knowing that the moon thought I was special, and I would talk to it in the backyard when the nights were warm, before bedtime.

I wanted to go to the moon, maybe one day and play in the dust like it was sand.

I wanted to see stars the way they were meant to be seen, I had seen the outer space pictures in science class.

“The moon revolves around the earth” the teacher would say, but me and the moon knew the truth, me and the moon had our own little secret.

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