Chicano Poet

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Pyramids Of The Son

When the towers came tumbling down,
they crushed illegals---
Mexicans, many who were well known

to Alfonso Rincon, who delivered
sandwiches and pizza to the towers
during the 1990's, he names names,

he twirls faces in his mind,
"DNA testing," he says, "can not
tell you a damn thing about who they were!"

He lists all their occupations,
janitor, cleaning ladies, maintenance men,
messengers. and people like him

who just delivered this and that
to the doomed towers.
"Spanish is the language of the working people

in this country." he says with a curse
as Immigration leads him away from his present job
of soldering wires at a defense contractor in Austin,Texas.


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