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The sun shone that rainy day,
To a place unwelcomed,
Life brought from another life,
The darkness I knew in you…now light,

A seed planted deep in me,
Slowly grew from what you brought to me,
A fire unstoked, burned with you,
Sought and forced by you,

The rebellion of what was known,
Your appetite unyielding, ambition undeterred,
Your prey, I was…entangled and oblivious,
Slowly tottering into the habitual,

Shared an acquired sentiment,
The progression varied, but results the same,
Familiar, felt, valid…
Justified and looking forward to the sun…

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.