Under Your Nails – Author Demitri Tyler

 

The elderly couple from China

Collects your cans as you snore

 

Veggie gardens grow in front yards of California homes

Roosters crow in backyards of un-fostered farms

 

My Hispanic neighbor has a driveway full with new cars

Under his canopy he tunes what’s broke

 

Old clothes sell like new

Shopping malls slowly fold

 

Petty hustlers cling to snaking Bart trains

Selling cd’s, candy, A’s tickets, trinkets, and colored gold

Birds that left the nest return can’t make it on their own

 

Nature reclaims urban landscapes

More bikes on the road

More tents in the parks

I smell apple pie sold out of apartments on the low

 

Street meat vendors without a permit

Their lines are long

Garage sales that operate daily like mom & pop stores

 

Neighbors barter and trade  . . .

 

Share what the government wont

This is the old way I sense the old

May be the only way to go

 

 

© Demitri Tyler

Demitri

Excerpt from the book Measuring For Balance

$13.95 Plus Shipping ~ Available At CTU Publishing Group and Amazon.com


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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.

Visit Demitri’s Author Page At www.ctupublishinggroup.com/demitri-tyler.html

 



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4 replies

  1. Thank you for sharing this beautiful landscape of how we can all live together and in harmony!

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