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Before the show starts

and we all look perfect

under the costumes of make up

and well rehearsed lines

we can be found stumbling over our words

and polishing up our image

in a mirror that tells us the truth

about the people that we really are

the people that the audience doesn’t see

when they are standing

and applauding

our flawless presentation

those perfect moments that vanish

with the closing curtain

as we leave behind who we are pretending to be

and face the truth in the backstage mirror


Gag reel from a show I was in a few years ago.

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