A Cancer Poem – by Elizabeth Blue

A Cancer Poem written by Elizabeth Blue during her treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma, 2012 As I pray to the goddesses of white blood cells to increase my cell counts so I won’t get sick. Won’t get a fever and go to the hospital. It becomes more apparent to me than ever: that gentle hand of […]

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Elizabeth’s 24th Birthday

Dear Elizabeth, it’s your 24th birthday, and you’re not here, and you’re very much here.  I didn’t know exactly how I wanted to spend the day, but I knew I wanted to do some ritual to honor you, and also something to nurture myself, some way of tending to my body – my “flesh and […]

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Keep Living

A Reason to Keep Living This is a piece Elizabeth Blue wrote, from the period when she was going through chemo for the first time. She was being treated for non-hodgkins lymphoma which was diagnosed 2 months earlier.  The doctors had told us she had an 85-90% chance of full recovery at this point. 1.20.12 […]

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