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Lately I’ve been looking at my works, and increased output in crafting ideas I may dream about, or wake up with, and just put pen to paper, so to speak. Everything I write also cannot be about YOU, like a current fave “Our” Shared Morning. Or those not about the muse, Broken Promises. Sometime you have to take a step back, and I have to stop speaking to the mirror that is you, and speak to that person that I see in that reflection.

The window was open,
I didn’t see you anymore,
I didn’t remember you anymore,
The time that your eyes were clear,
You smile was clear,
Your heart was clear,
The time that parts of you did not live in,
Were not shared in,
Distant cities in this country,
Not just love of her,
But, love of there,
And there,
And there,
And there,

So you smile,
You remember…There,
And there,
And there,
And there,
And you,

Because if you aren’t there for you,
Who can you be for HER,
WHO can you be for her,
And are you based on there being HER,
On SHE being HER,
And on you needing HER,

You return to you,
Not simply you needing you,
But you being the WHO for you,

So I see me,
My hair’s a lot shorter now,
The days a lot brighter now,
The smile’s a lot wider now,
The focus is a lot better now.

For me.

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.