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Yes, No, Maybe

There seems to be,
to me (IMHO),
but three kinds of people
in the world.

Their reasonings may be various
but their affective consequences
can be simplistically grouped.

The Dominates must need be
to some degree in control.
Abject fear of failure
may lead them to believe
that they alone
must carry the burden
of success.  

They sometimes
subject others
to the fear
they feel
in order
to show dominance
over their own fear.  

their reasonings
may be many.  

They seem terrified
of letting go.  

Right now
they want
to prove something.

who might
at first
appear weak,
play the role
of being dominated,
when in fact
it is their abject fear
of failure
at their own hands
that drives them
to seek out
those who will carry
the burden
of success.  

And again,
their reasonings
may be many.  

They seem terrified
of taking charge
of responsibility.  

Right now
they want something proven.

Those who are
Mutually Minded
have come
to the point
where they can see
that no one
is right
100% of the time,
and anyone
can have the answer.  

There may
in fact
be no answer,
but in any case,
being right itself
is not the answer.  

Right now
they are neither terrified
nor do they have
anything to prove.

Just so,
we have three levels
of intimacy:
Sexual dominance,
sexual submission,
and mutual sexuality.  

And just so,
there can be Action,
and conversation,
the interactive discussion
of the Dynamic Tension
between Action
and Avoidance.  

Fear in and of itself
is not good or bad.  

is not good or bad.  

is not good or bad.  

is not good or bad.  

Some people
want to fuck
all the time.  

Some people
never want to fuck.

Some people
need to talk
about when
and under what conditions
and why they would
ever fuck
in the first place,
and none
of these are good or bad.

They simply are.

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