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Days, hours, and minutes,
Spread out the span of a country,
You from Queens,
You from Los Angeles,
You from Atlanta,
Many places converging as we graduated,
Diamonds in the rough,
We sit on the precipice,
The edge of semi perfect,
Saying goodbye to our thirties,
And growing forward,
It’s not what I expected,
Each day newly comprehended,
Marching forward,
Not looking back,
But understanding the path…
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.