New Choices
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New Choices

CREATIVE NON-FICTION

To Burn a Name in Grief for Your Loss

A cremation ceremony for my old life

Photo by Logan Silkwood, author

On your birthday, I will set fire to the name you once knew me by.

I no longer have access to your pictures online to watch you grow, even from afar. I’m blocked from seeing you. Did you know that I was there…

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Logan Silkwood

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.