Literature, Poetry, Theory/
Birth and Circumcision

Meron Isaacson

A woman giving birth has a different kind of breathing –

The smell breathes, a new area

Places in the body that have not breathed

Now start to move

And what is the differentiating number

Between breathing and ceasing breathing

And in the same place that the brain starts –

There were only things there that come from the brain

Like a man who suddenly seems different

When he says things that are different

Not every breath is equal

That a woman giving birth breathes again from the same cell

From the place that she herself started –

Now a baby is born

There is a body; the pain is also ready in all the parts

The little body and then everything comes

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