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Focus your energy and breath on your gut.

Rituals are contagious

To soothe, to heal

From synapse to sinew

Bacterial spores

Speak the mother tongue of our bodies.

We’ve lost touch with

Our own belly brains

From microbe to macrocosm

Of our interconnected selves.

Let us touch you now

Transmitting energy through

The liquid plasma skin

Where our worlds meet.

Unfurl the knots within the stomach,

Unravel the intestines.

There and not there,

Invisible, yet

Hairs stand raised and goose bumps quiver.

Focus your energy and breath on your gut.

Gutzoom is a collaboration between Jesse May Fisher, Treeney Harkin, and Rieko Whitfield, who met, conversed and created this work in the virtual realm.