brake lights not working, tail lights OK

on a 2001 dodge stratus SE. the tail lights work fine, and the rear turn signals, but the brake lights no longer function. they cyclops
light (in the middle of the trunk) works when we hit the brakes.
i don't think it's the fuse, because then wouldn't the cyclops not work either? it would seem too coincidental for both brake light bulbs to go out at the same time.
any ideas, suggestions?
thanks!
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