Freeze-Dried Memories of Death Wrapped in Barbed Wire Snowflakes

Icy knives cutting sky between the lines

Logan Silkwood
2 min readNov 4, 2023


Snowflakes on an airplane window connected by lines of ice
Photo by Author

Snowflakes melt
into lines of barbed wire,
across the airplane window,
but we don’t have to travel
far to find
icy knives
cutting sky
between the lines;
these stories
are lost
under the permafrost
of the Art District.



Logan Silkwood

I’m a polyamorous, non-binary trans man (he/him). I edit for Queerly Trans, Prism & Pen, Enbyous, and Trans Love & (A)Sexuality. Twitter: @logan_silkwood.