Why do Jews have to be circumcised?
Christ was a Jew before the Christians arrived,
Yet Catholics tend to remain intact.
You can pray all day,
But you’ll never get your foreskin back.
Yes, I know about hygienic concerns.
While wandering through the desert
All that dust could create quite a crust,
But who has forty years to kill like that?
Then, Allah forbade mutilation,
But are He and Yaweh the same God?
I wonder what it must be like
To fuck with a severed penis.
Taken from K. Gandhar Chakravarty’s recently published book of poems entitled: Kolkata Dreams (2009)