Requiem for the Trans Dead, movement four
Domine Jesu Christe, Rex Gloriae
O Antinous, Liberator of souls,
Navigator of the Boat of Millions of Years,
Lover and beloved of the queers, the homos,
the fags, the dykes, the trannies,
the green carnations and the pink stars:
Deliver the souls and spirits, the bones and shades
of the trans dead from the wandering road,
from the unhallowed place.
May Panprosdexia lead them
out of the deepest pit.
May Pancrates rescue them
from the lion’s mouth.
May Paneros draw them
from the bottomless lake.
May Panpsyche guide them
through the restless winds.
May Panhyle protect them
and their bodies’ resting-place.
O Antinous, beautiful, just, benevolent,
gather them aboard
your Boat of Millions of Years
and take them to the afterlife
of their heart’s desire.
Hostia et preces
To the gods we offer sacrifice and prayers
on behalf of the trans dead, remembered
and unremembered, to all the gods
in all the heavens, in all the hells,
in every purgatory and limbo, on behalf
of all the souls, male or female or both
or neither, that they may be welcomed
onto the Boat of Millions of Years
and taken to the afterlife
of their hearts desire.