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She smiled at me,
It happened in passing,
Innocent and benign,
Who knew our lives would change,

That was the beginning,
We developed a friendship,
Our separate lives often intersecting again,
New York and California,

I smiled back,
Completing the communication,
Converging on a possibility,
Developing into more than friends,

I asked for you hand,
Making a decision on the future,
Two friends merging in time,
My heart and love are yours for all time.
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.