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The following is an idea and concept that came to my head while walking through New York yesterday in the morning. Finally putting ideas on paper, and of course with this being the first day in the office after the weekend, I had to try to jot down some notes until lunch. Hopefully this has some substance to it.

The End?
I tried to call sleep not knowing what to expect,
I hide in wanted ignorance,
I buried myself into something, someone else,
But you were sitting right there,
Our words were said, actions we made,
Now we were married to this one last journey,
The close to this book…not an end to one chapter,
This open road, this final journey,
My throat was empty,
My thoughts were gone,
Me, focused on the last mile,
I’ll admit, we smiled a bit,
We ate, we talked,
At times uncomfortable,
Music ambiguously told our story,
But more pleasant than expected,
Still our close was nigh,
Our finale written,
We made excuses, but didn’t share in that want,
And quickly it all ended with an awkward hug…

Some time had passed,
I was resolved in my decision,
I “knew” you were too,
Someone else told me that you come,
Cavalierly knocking at my door,
I knew I’d answer,
Your eyes,
Your voice,
My curiosity,
I knew it wouldn’t last long,
I felt I offered a little,
You offered the same,
Familiarity soon morphed into questions,
Until the day I’d leave again soon came,

Oddly when in brief levity you knocked again,
This time more unexpected…awkward…public,
You ran when I answered, what “I” needed at the time,
When you stepped in next,
There’s something we give,
Something we need,
Something missing,
Some type of feeling,
We fill some void,
The future is “cloudy,”
The past, still unexplained,
I’ve left twice for me already,
This isn’t the beginning,
But that day was not THE END?

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.