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My Man Blue

by Nikki Grimes

My Man Blue

by Nikki Grimes

His leathery skin's

Like indigo ink

This rugged dude

Who some folk think

Looks fierce in clothes

Of midnight black

Then there's his teeth:

One gold, three cracked.

And I suppose

The shades could go.

He wears them night

And day, I know.

Still, underneath

This shell, Blue hides

A harmless

Gentle-giant side.