LGBTQ+ Poetry

Lavender Cigarette

Squeezed all sweaty into your palm

Logan Silkwood
Prism & Pen
Published in
1 min readJan 19, 2024


The author is surrounded by white and purple lights. He’s wearing a knitted hat that says “Joy as resistance.” He’s wearing black rimmed glasses and has a beard with enough white to betray that he’s middle-aged. He has long brown hair and a black coat that says “Denver” over a purple sweater. Purple glitter eyeliner matches the lights behind him.
Photo of author

Was I a hand-rolled
lavender cigarette,
squeezed all sweaty
into the winter flower
of your palm?

Did I vanish,
like a coin trick,
lost to the smoke
of more dreams
that won’t fit nicely



Logan Silkwood
Prism & Pen

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.