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Quotation by Carolyn Kizer
Our masks, always in peril of smearing or cracking,
In need of continuous check in the mirror or silverware,
Keep us in thrall to ourselves, concerned with our surfaces.
Carolyn Kizer (b. 1925), U.S. poet, educator. Pro Femina, Knock upon Silence (1963).
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