A Few More Verses

I thought I'd put up a few of the verses I'm most pleased with.

I pray to the Hekataian Dead
To the Keepers of Secrets
And the travelers in the Dark
May you find the path out of the Labyrinth
I pray to the Hekataian Dead

I pray to the Kindly Dead
You who watch over the living
You who still love the quick
May they know and love you too
I pray to the Kindly Dead

I pray to the Unjustly Dead
Killed for crimes you did not commit
Because they needed someone to blame
May your innocence be known
I pray to the Unjustly Dead

I pray to the Stolen Dead
Taken as property from your families and people
Shipped across the sea, dying in bondage
May you rest in power and honor
I pray to the Stolen Dead

I pray to the Shoah Dead
Crowded into trains and camps
Tortured and slaughtered for your fidelity
May your One God hold you
I pray to the Shoah Dead

I pray to the Queer Dead
Beaten and killed for hatred of your love
Thrown out to starve on the streets
We fight on in your names
I pray to the Queer Dead

I pray to the AIDS Dead
Who died of neglect, of ignorance
Who died withered and drained
We still seek a cure in your name
I pray for the AIDS Dead

I pray to the Trans Dead
Whether you were warriors
Whether you only wanted to live as yourself
We will speak your true names
I pray to the Trans Dead