May lotuses drop
red with love to balm the grieving,
cosmic flowers of life’s river
ever emerging from the dark.
O Antinous may you guide aboard those
who would embark on the Boat of Millions of Years
to sail with the holy powers into the stars
crossing the abyss to bright new event horizons,
–and for us here as well.
May you gather up your people
in this time of tragedy
and lead us all victorious to new life.
For those unfamiliar with Him, Antinous is a deity especially concerned with glbtqi folks and their allies.