All Posts, Lucia Maya's Updates

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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All Posts, Elizabeth Blue's Poetry

Bird’s Nest

This was written by Elizabeth in June, 2010, 17 months before she was diagnosed with lymphoma.  She was preparing to leave Tucson for Seattle.  She did not consciously know she would die just over 2 years later, though some part of her clearly did. The image is the artwork on which she based the tattoo […]

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