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“Listening”
KS 2/21/2012
Words you offered me,
I listened honestly,
Intently,
Like you listened to me,

A voice I like to hear,
I would rather not speak,
Soak it in,
Maybe you like mine too,

A swollen heart,
Wanting to keep wanting,
Silently,
Finding itself,

Tomorrow is today,
Thank you for making me listen,
Truthfully,
And available for today.

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.