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Guttural (Meditation on the Heart)

When Bible speaks of the heart
it really means the gut
Feel your heartbeat there
in the center square

Worries tether the gut
crowd the diaphragm
Anxiety’s program
from the great I am

We “feel in in our gut”
A gut feeling to avoid
that thug, that drug,
that way of lesser angels

The gut guides and
cautions us when we
need unspoken advice
God guides our gut

BUT…

“The Gut Is a Lonely Hunter”
would not have sold many copies

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