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I woke up last night with your name on my lips,
I didn’t want to write, but somehow I did again,
About a time,
A mind,
You,
This is not another Blue Line for you,

My eyes opened, and you stared back,
Not from here, but there,
In a time different than the time from the past,
This thing wouldn’t last,
Shouldn’t last,
The dust that covers your smile,
Your eyes,
That time,
This is not another Blue Line for you,

That much is true,
You cannot be my muse,
There is nothing new,
I’ve walked in those shoes,
Sadly there, I still see you,
What we missed, I cannot regret you,
When you wake with me on your mind,
In this new and fresh time,
For regret, there truly is no time,
This is not another Blue Line for you,

My lines, at times provoking,
You replies, yes ego stroking,
Leaving way too much to the imagination,
Asking opened questions, but giving no real answers,
Damn woman, believe me this isn’t another Blue Line for you,

Again our lives intersect,
Somehow the path remains the same,
Failure intertwined with curiosity,
With hope,
With affection,
But not false love…
Do you eyes still shine?
Does your smile still warm?
Are you still that girl?
Oh, this is not another Blue Line for you,

My eyes hold no tears, no I can’t do that for you,
Unfortunately there’s only truth, I can’t lie to you,
So my words become less,
Less,
Less…
Less…
It’s been a long time, I’ve said things I’ve shouldn’t have said,
But it’s true, this isn’t another Blue Line for you…

Walking a different path,
Acknowledgement was the first mistake,
Too much ambiguity and time between,
So many years, and now time is different,
Officially…we can be friends,
Neigh our thoughts betray us, I pray,
This is not another Blue Line for you,

Years,
Fears,
I learned that if it were that easy we’d have gotten it right the first time,
No regret…just today,
A new smile,
A new touch,
A new world,
A new friend,
A new road,
But definitely this isn’t another Blue Line for you

The manuscript Blue Lines is the fictional coming of age narrative of a young California woman Key Yemaya Walker, and her 2 year growing journey through school, love, and life period piece, written by Kenneth Suffern, Jr., taking place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill between the years of 1997 – 1998. Loosely based on true events, and experiences during that time, told through the eyes and voice of the main female protagonist, a freshman first attending the school