But Who Will Watch the Watchers' Watchers' Etc.

for Edward Snowden

Weren't we watching 
Ourselves being watched?
Then our watches 
Stopped. Elsewhere 
There were watches
Running on. These, 
You caught.

Micah Bateman works in libraries near Iowa City, Iowa, where he teaches poetry for the University of Iowa's International Writing Program. He is the recipient of The Poetry Society of America's 2013 Lyric Poetry Award. His first poetry collection is forthcoming from Eyewear Publishing. He edits petripress.org.
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