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“Just a day”
K.S. 2/2/12
If I send you flowers,
Are they just a homogenized practice,
Or were they well thought for you,

If I take you to dinner,
Is it because I have to,
Or is it well thought out, because it’s you,

If I send you that treat,
Is it products packaged because of the day,
Or are they your favorite confections affectionately given to you,

If I write you a poem,
Is it just because I write,
Or are the choice of words especially crafted for you,

If I make love to you,
Is it because of a function of the “day,”
Or do I consume your body with love for you,

I do not do this because the world tells me to,
I do this because thoughts of you are motivation,
I do not do this because a day says I should,
I do this because of you.

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