No Dog of Mine – Author Demitri Tyler



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No Dog of Mine

Sorry.  I am not the owner

                   that is not my adorable.

You do not have to ask me

                                  if it’s alright

Yes it may bite

                   It could lick your face.

I wouldn’t know the odds

                   It does not belong to me

I am not its master.

                    I am just a man standing here

No frisbee to throw

                    No expectation for a tossed thing to return

No reason to yell out repeatedly.

I wish I knew who it belongs to

                      I am not the reason your leg is

being humped, why there is shit in your grass

                      Why there is no leash on life.


© Demitri Tyler


Excerpt from the book “Measuring For Balance”


About the Author

Writer, orator and activist, Demitri the poet with the Greek name that if translated would read “dedicated to, follower of Mother Earth,” is a rising voice out of San Francisco planting words of wisdom as if seeds beneath the flesh. His talents as a rapper formed his early years gaining him recognition as mc to watch in underground circles with performances at the Upper Room the cities hottest poetry/rap venue at the time as well as his activism in and around the community and state college campuses.

Family tragedy and the realities of life caused this man to hang up his music career and vanish for over ten years but it was time well spent for out of the darkness has emerged a streaking comet who has made the transition from rap to poetry look seamless.

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  1. I love this on so many levels

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