lunar loneliness


lunar loneliness


the silence of the moon’s desert face

ensnared his sanity in

its endless carousel,

so he caught the tail of a comet

and rode it through the cosmos

until his final breath

            was swallowed by the darkness

            and heard only by the stars.



Samantha Paige Maskell


Samantha Paige Maskell is a student of several years and a poet of many more. Their work fiercely examines their experiences with sexuality and mental illness, considering the details of sapphism and depression with words of gentle discomfort and warm repose. They published their first collection, laden with rust, in 2017 with Createspace Independent Publishing. They are forever grateful to their mother, their father, the friends that shaped them and the lovers that broke them so they could put themselves back together through words.


  1. it has a classic style poetry slant that speaks to me.

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