Nothing To Fear

There is nothing to fear but
being known by strangers,
who may, like the raising of a knife
become acquaintances,
and like the plunge become
friends, comrades,
lovers,
there is nothing to fear but
being known intimately,
no death as humiliating as
becoming predictable,
no prisoning nor punishing worse than
existing, wholly-formed,
in the mind of another.

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