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Surgical Precision

Surgical Precision

Jesse Patrick Bohanan

Fas est et ab hoste doceri.
It is right to learn even from an enemy.
– Ovid, Metamorphoses

The wheel does turn —
wheel within wheel —
churning chaff
from gleaming steel.

Remains not a mite
of heaven's glory;
all strength is replaced
in sacred story.

Humankind then relies
on science alone,
acknowledging diff'rence
accepting such tone.

But at what point
do restrictions apply
when heaven-sent genius
quickly multiplies?

Watch as the girl
implants a new chip,
subdermal tech
at a quite-rapid clip.

The doc then proceeds
to sharpen the knife
for the next patient in
this clinic of night.