Literature, Poetry, Theory/
Birth and Circumcision
In his image and his likeness

Yehonatan Gefen

The first song is about his image and his likeness

In his image and his likeness he created me

In his image and in my likeness he created him

In my image and in his likeness chaos

He wanted me to look exactly like him

He said:

Here I want eyes

And there a nose please

Please do not forget the mouth

And a little chin

And that’s it, don’t touch it any more

Thank you very much

And this is how I want him

And that is how he wants me

In his image and his likeness

In my image and my likeness

The fruit falls not far from the tree

However if the tree falls there is no fruit

In his likeness and in his image

I would say that they were perhaps

The two most frightening words

In the Hebrew language

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