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moonlight blue touch

inspired by the film "moonlight": Little Chiron Black

moonlight    blue    touch

                     (inspired by the film    moonlight)

who is you, Chiron?

Little    runnin’ through the cut

Liberty City    Miami    Florida


we’re gonna beat your faggot ass

the breeze    flows in from the blue

Juan tells him    let your head rest in my hand

relax    i got you    i promise    i won’t let go

there you go    10 seconds    right there

you in the middle of the world

Juan tells him    just like you

runnin’ around    no shoes on

the moon was out    i was runnin’    hollerin’

cuttin’ a fool    boy

the old lady said    runnin’ around

catchin’ a lot of light

in moonlight    black boys look blue

you blue    that’s what i’m gonna call you    Blue


you have to know    who you really are

Kevin asks Chiron    you cry?


i should have cried too much

i feel i’m gonna turn into drops

the breeze drifts in from the blue

the strand flutters    gulls lift    float down

black skin    brown skin    blue

Kevin cradles Chiron    light fingers on his temple

Chiron breathes deep    i’m sorry    he says

what’s there to be sorry about?    whispers blue

10 years pass

Kevin and Chiron    meet in the diner


who is you, Chiron?


i’m dealin’    trappin’

Kevin says    i’ve always done

what others wanted me to do

Chiron says    you the only man

who ever touched me


the only one

the breeze drifts in from the blue

the strand flutters    a gull lifts    floats down

Kevin cradles Chiron

light fingers on his temple

Chiron breathes deep

he remembers Juan    teaching him to swim


black boys look blue    in moonlight

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