You made me smile,
When I didn’t know I needed to,
You made me laugh,
When I was content not to,
You showed up,
When I did not know I needed you to,
You touched my heart,
When I closed it off from you,
Though it’s much more than I needed to.
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.