Prayer for Trans Jews, 5777

by Sage Yockelson
And I am a vessel who gives light
and I am a vessel
who sometimes receives it. And I am a body
and I am a body
and I am a body.
And I am magic
like an elevator
that opens on both sides.
And I got lost downtown
and the city ate up my girl body
and spit it out again
and what is a
girl body
and what is an
something that fluctuates
And I am thinking about God
Her girl body
an elevator.
I sit down in the temple
the Rabbi says,
sit with palms down if you’re exuding
gold light.
palms up
if you need to
receive some.