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CircumSin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guido Reni, 1635-40,

wikipedia.org/wiki/Circumcision_of_Jesus#/media/File:Guido Reni_027.jpg

Is circumcision a crime
of omission
or commission?

A religious mission
a medical vision
or both?

Is male abscission
qualitatively different
from female mutilation?

What once went unquestioned
is only starting to be  mentioned
as a tradition that has lost its traction.

In any event,
the operation is rent
upon the innocent.

With no clear case
nor cause
nor complicity.

It is time
for the victims –
those that have gone under the knife
and those who await its steel –
to rise up
and say: no more.

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