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Are you Broken,
You don’t cry,
You don’t hurt,
You don’t smile,
You don’t love,
Fearfully numb,

Have you given up,
Was it him,
Was it her,
Was it then,
Was it now,
Eerily calm,

Do you not believe me,
Was it my words,
Was it my eyes,
Was I not real,
Was I just a lie,
Visually mute,

Do you not believe in YOU,
Was it you didn’t deserve,
Was it you who felt guilt,
Was it YOU, you didn’t trust,
Was it hate,
Absent balance,

Who broke you,
Was it them,
Was it me,
Was it YOU,
Was it, it all,

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.