If a baby touches it during
the birthing process he will die.
It makes girls grow up needy,
horny, wild, adulterous and lesbians.
Remove it to protect family honour;
remove it to cure masturbation n’ melancholia.

If left intact, it will make women
undesirable to potential husbands.
Cut it. Cut it!
Cut that bleeding lump off.
Remove it to liberate her from tomboy features;
remove it to give my girl-child power n’ strength.

Oh, it’s a new day, you say. But still tainted with old ways;
have it removed for God’s sake!

© Ugo Nkwoala | Spilledwords.org | 2022

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