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Derrick Cox Jan 13
There was a little boy
sitting on a fresh green lawn
on a sunny day
all by himself.

He had a chocolate chip brownie
in his hands
and broke a piece to eat.

As he did, a cloned figure appeared
to give him a hug
then disappeared.
And the little boy smiled.

He broke another piece of brownie to eat
then two more clones appeared
to give him two hugs
and left him.
This time the little boy
smiled showing teeth.

And as he ate more pieces of the brownie
more clones appeared
giving him more hugs
making his smile brighter.
And after the clones were gone
the little boy had nothing
in his hands
but stains of chocolate
on his fingers.

He licked them off
still smiling happily
still feeling hugged
though no one else could give him
a real one
Derrick Cox Dec 2020
You ride the wheels in the streets
it’s the first of many risks you take
But you don’t give a ****
because fear is your *****.
Not every road you skate on is smooth;
most of them are damaged
to make you crack
or make you wise.
And somewhere along the road
there’s always some *******
in your way
to make you crash.
But you’re ready for it
kick flipping over it all
landing on your board
with a smirk on your face.
Life plays too many tricks
to make it ******* you.
But you got tricks of your own
to make it work.
You take flight in the air
like you’re Icarus.
Sliding down poles
scraping off edges
like you’re in an action film.
You fall and get hurt,
but you never die of your boardam.
You get board
and keep on skating.
Derrick Cox Dec 2020
I live in this world
all by myself
with no one to talk or touch.
No matter
how much fun I have
with my freedom
I am constantly reminded
by my conscious
that I am lonely.
And I will die with that
painful curse
without anyone
to say goodbye to.
And I’m fine with that
because I got myself.
I can accept that.
Derrick Cox Dec 2020
You asked me what I wanted from you.
I want you to make me forget.
Make me forget everything.
Make me forget who and what I was.
Make me forget what year it is.
Make me forget who the president is.
make me forget what planet I'm on.

Erase my mind
of every memory,
of every person
good and bad from existence.
And if I should happen to remember,
make me forget everything again.

Except your name.
Derrick Cox Nov 2020
forget snowballs;
a brick of ice will be thrown at your face
when you first go outdoors.
find warmth in your chambers,
in the arms of your lover,
a cup of hot chocolate
or another land to bathe in sunlight.
death comes to collect the rent.
don't expect any mercy.
be immune as your armor
when you wear it outside.
use your will to do what you must.
and be on your guard;
a blizzard will approach you
when it may.
and don't complain that it's freezing.
winter is here
more heartless than the world is.
pretend you have only four months to live
with snow
falling from heaven.
use it
and live while you still can.
I wanted to describe Winter. What a better way to do it in a metaphor of Mortal Kombat's popular character, the ninja of ice Sub-Zero.
Derrick Cox Nov 2020
Your mouth
taste like coffee
with cream and sugar.

Your kiss
gives me the energy
to push myself further than before.

Your lips on mine
is what I need daily
to take on the day
and see things clearly.
We all drink coffee. Maybe not everyone, but we all need it to deal with the morning, afternoon, and evening. It puts us in a good mood, helps us think, and it’s delicious. Much like the way someone gives you affection. It does something to your body.
Derrick Cox Nov 2020
I went to the deli
and ordered a grilled cheese on a roll.
The rest of that day was warm.
melted Swiss cheese.

I went to the deli
and ordered a chicken cutlet on a hero
with nothing on it.
The rest of my day was regular;
no sauce or anything extra needed.

The next day,
I went to the deli
And ordered a turkey, egg, and cheese
on a roll.
I tasted ketchup and mayonnaise
along with everything else.
I could have changed it,
but instead threw it away
disgusted and frustrated.
The rest of my day was not what I ordered.

The day after that,
I went to the deli
and ordered a tuna on whole wheat bread.
I received it on a hero
which I didn’t want because
I wasn’t that hungry.
So I decided to share
one half of my sandwich
with a homeless man
considering I had no one else
to eat with.

The day after that,
I went to the deli
and got a PB n J.
I bit into my sandwich
and tasted no jelly.
Not sweet,
but not a big deal for me either.
I went about the rest of my day
tasting peanut butter and bread.
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