parallel stress: the beginning is also the end
Karrie lies at the bottom of steep, concrete stairs as though they have fallen backward. Their feet are partially on the stairs and body is twisted. In their right hand, they grip a NASCAR racing flag; in their left hand, an empty prescription bottle. Their red walking cane appears to be falling down the stairs. They are wearing a skirt printed with their brother's police booking photograph. Here, the physicality of an access barrier (the stairs) meets the psychology of trauma, revealing how points of physical inaccessibility also must be understood in terms of what cannot be seen in the scene.