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She asked me to make love to her like I loved her,
How could I share what was not mine to share,
Her eyes sordidly full of beauty,
Her voice full of high pitched melancholy,
What did we have to share,

Her body racked without my touch,
Future clear, though she wanted more in it,
Eyes averted, words like acid,
As I turned and walked away,
She asked to act as if I loved her.

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.