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  • I felt sick.
    We were watching the television.
    Studying it more like.

    "Look it's you" said my stepdad about fifteen minutes in.
    There I was.
    In the background of a shot.
    But it was still me.

    I watched it at home, with all the family.
    I wanted to be with them.
    We all screamed when I was on the screen.
    All 30 seconds of it, possibly might have been a minute.

    That was the only brief appearance of me on the box.
    But there are still 5 more episodes left.
    More Wednesday evenings,
    where I feel my heart in my mouth,
    and I hold my breath.
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