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Paper Shields

Why do you run

From difficult questions?

Is it a lack of answers-

A defense mechanism?

Do you fear uncovering

Illogic in your ways?

Are you shaken by change

In your stagnant haze?

How will you know

Without a desire to find

And your paper shield

That you cower behind?

by Kayla Henry

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