The following piece is published as part of our TLM Young Writers series, a dedicated section of The London Magazine‘s website which showcases the work of exceptional young talent aged between 13-21, from the UK and beyond.

Creagh Factor

My Modern Moon

The thin tubed stand grasping
down to my moon on the right
could jangle, whisper, chime
but instead we choose silence
because it’s not about copying.

Not like their photos stuck
bounds and years away,
too proud, sharp, real:
the old flat tragedy can be
poetic, this model is all for me.

The light of my moon isn’t
white or blue or classic, off
from the others, which blare
angled and pure and intense
but here it can be sallow, here
we allow for performance.

Brushing lines printed
in careful circles
I run my hands across
the perfect plastic.

This light that no one
needed, no one knew.

A wholly modern



Creagh Factor is a 16 year old student at St Pauls’ Girls School in Hammersmith, London. 



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