The Staircase

But This Is Not about Me

*Trigger Warning* Themes of mental health and abuse

Photo by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash

Climbing, climbing, that was what you set out to do, wasn’t it?
You were born a climber. Climbing out of your crib, Climbing
up the dusty furniture, our mother’s skirt-clad legs, gauzy curtains,
uncertain kitchen cabinets.

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I’m passionate about poetry; mine is a work in progress. As a book editor, I read a lot. I like to read in my free time, too—but without changing a word.

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Jane Smallwood

Jane Smallwood

I’m passionate about poetry; mine is a work in progress. As a book editor, I read a lot. I like to read in my free time, too—but without changing a word.

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