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This was predicated by insomnia two days ago. I had to recreate something based on the vague memory of the elements that I had no ability to write. This is not really for the world to understand, and is very cryptic, but if you can, more power to you.

Two (2) Rings
KS 12/13/11

She wanted to talk,
She asked to hear my voice,
She asked how I did it,
I refrained from the past,
What was it like,
I said that was private,
How did you ask,
I sighed,
Was it platinum,
I averted,
She asked if there was a smile,
My silence because my honesty was all for her,
Yes she cried,
Lightly – I said that was not you,
All she wanted to know was my words,
I was silent,
Did the sun shine – did it,
For you,
Why didn’t you wait,
Life did not allow – you left,
Then my eyes lit,

Where(when) are you going,
Tomorrow,
Next week,
Next month,
Next year,
She was silent,

Do we have to do this again,
She was pensive,

I weighed the scales,
Let go that time is not yours,

Is it now she (asked)ached,
Shrugging – it’s up to you,

Will you leave yourself behind,
Will you be the sun,
Will you close the distance between us,
Will you sing with me – not with me,
Will you live for me,
Will you lose yourself,
Do you believe my words,
Am I asking too much,



Is this…
She stared at the bare space,
Naked of what she wanted,
Just be my champion.

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.