Cracker Boy Poem

 

Cracker Boy Poem

In the summer we danced to wind chime music

back when I was white and cracker

Now I’m blue, I like being blue the color of lakes and jelly beans

you stopped loving cracker boy turned blue

not blue enough you said someone said too blue

brutal beatings kick in face showed red blood

I am red inside why can’t that be good enough?

Gotta be cracker or brown sugar chocolate milk

not the Christmas cookie bittersweet morsel.

So I turned blue the color of lakes and jelly beans

the color of my heart and your dreams

all blue all blue all blue

the flag is red, white, and me.