Masking Intimacy

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where are we hiding
is it behind a mask?
or deep within ourselves?
is a mask, a wall, or a door to open
to the depths within ourselves
and to the depths hidden by others
I am not afraid of masks
but fear more those who abolish them
the sign of flexible boundaries
and the respect for others' boundaries
a wiilingness to consider difference
a safety while taking risks
the true beginning to intimacy
a fear and a deeper fire
blocking our deepest desire
to relate to others from our soul

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