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Every breath abated,
Reflecting within your eyes,
Inside our dreams are sated,
Never speaking your name,
They watched as we oblivious.

Lost within a gaze,
My words were shared,
Feigning ignorance,
Or just now?
Oblivious to the world, they watched,

My loss in your gaze,
Aloof the poet bounded,
Long since sharing our space,
The scent unfounded,
The latent echoes of your taste,
Lost in our thoughts…pounded,
Our sin in our haste,
Oblivious to how their watching Sounded,
Your heart frozen in my gaze.

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.