My Mother Wore an Electric Blue Eye Around Her Neck

A poem about the protection of mothers & grandmothers & daughters, of you & of me

Digital collage of writer’s grandmother and great-grandmother and evil eyes
digital collage by writer — my grandmother, Katerina, is on the right; my great-grandmother, whose name I don’t know, is on the left

CW: brief mentions of sexual harassment, trauma, harming language

My mother wore an electric blue eye around her neck.
I called it her eagle eye.



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E. Katherine Kottaras

E. Katherine Kottaras

M.A. English// M.S. Kinesiology, Integrative Wellness. Contemplative teacher & writer. 🏳️‍🌈☮️🌴🍕 Chronic pain yields chronic hope.