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I wake up,
We had an awesome choice to make,
On my mind in an arid municipality,
In the shadow of Portman western architecture,
In a lofty position amidst the empire peach of the south,
Looking down across a familiar terrain,
On a precipitous November morning,
Among the beauty of painted mountains and cacti,
Missing the edifices of our respective familiar residences,
Still basking in our second evening of Purple Rain,
With your beauty reborn in your arms,
In the quintessential stereotypical location,
Returning together to our picturesque annual event,
Forced by heat to accept the awe of mountains and nature,
In your favorite little village,
In my grand Apple,
In the countryside of your birth,
In a paradise made for our time together,
Repeatedly and happily,
With the patter of little hands of discovery,
For your special day of the year,
Looking forward to the city of lights and opulence,
And our continued future…
In awe of knowing that love is process of evolution.

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.