moon talking

Paige Ordway
gazing up at the sky,
the moon stares back at me
it’s there
every night.
i talk to the moon
i whisper to the moon
i cry to the moon
i call out to the moon
the moon
does what
no one else can.
every night
when i gaze up
at the moon
and it stares
backat me,
it shines bright,
and reminds me
just like itself,
i am also whole,
all by myself.

Paige Ordway is an 18-year-old aspiring journalist from Merrimack, NH. Her passion for writing has been lifelong, yet it really came to life in high school.During her junior year, in 2022, Paige earned an award for Academic Excellence in Creative Writing. In addition, during her senior year of high school, she became head editor of her school’s newspaper, The Hawk. In this newspaper, she created a “Mental Health Minute” section, where she would write an article for each issue, presenting a mental health problem and explaining steps that can be taken to fix it. Paige has also had several poems featured in her high school’s magazine, Spilt Ink. Paige has committed to KeeneState College for a major in Journalism with a focus in Film and Social Media. Overall, Paige has always loved writing and cannot wait to pursue a career in this field.

"moon" by osde8info is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

The Author
Read More
A magazine for teen writers—by teen writers. Under the Madness brings together student editors from across New Hampshire under the mentorship of the state poet laureate to focus on the experiences of teens from around the world. Whether you live in Berlin, NH, or Berlin, Germany—whether you wake up every day in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North or South America—we’re interested in reading you!