Queer Aliyah Blessing

By Devon Spier
torah scroll opened

this is a blessing
for neither or
well actually
and sometimes

for avraham
bat sarah

sarah ben avraham

for all the houses with
unmarked doors
that peer through windows and mirrors
and there
feel G-d’s breeze
their/Their ease

O to be endless ones
breathing into the world
The infinite and
Manifold One!

I am Av Rah
of Abraham and Sarah
linear
inherited
transgressive
outside the lines
queer

Here!

but i’ve chosen my own names

Abracadabra
We are Creation!

Abracadabra
I am Magic

Abracadabra!

Blessed are my names who are remaking my namesakes and calling each and every one of me, They/Them/Their, Us, G-d – and We! – to the reading of Torah.

Prayer