Excerpt from: MACEHUAL (COMMON FOLK) POET by Francisco X. Alarcon

I am a macehual poet, a follower of butterflies with no other ceiling than the open sky full of stars my sole flag is a white cloud in the sky, a dove of peace the whole world - already borderless - is my home and backyard Macehual: A Nahuatl (Aztec) term for the common folk, the bulk of the people, whose labor continues the vital core of society. Francisco X. Alarcon, the L.A.-born Chicano poet and factory laborer who worked his way from adult school, East L.A. [...]