This is a story (a group of thoughts) that takes place at the turn of the 21st century. A Chicano high school graduate from the Imperial Valley recalls some childhood memories and reflects on some thoughts. It is made up of 27 poetic pieces. The titles are: My Onda Chicana---Miseducation---Elemental Fragments---Flor y Canto---second crush---El Barrio on the North End---The type of vatos I grew up around---Religion---The need for love oldies in the north-end barrio---Chicanadas---How I became a people of The Desert---The importance of a (sobres)nombre---Shades of Brown---The border (fence)---On A Street---This is for La Raza---On A Street, Bartola Is Heard, Protesting---love---Cora---Coatlicue : Matriarch, Mother, Malinche---The Chicanito said, "Got ahead and kill us, we're already dead."---Aztla n--- Broken Mirror : IN LAK'ECH---What TresHuelgas says (about unions and unity)---Cut- Throat\\\Job opportunity in el Valle---Migrant Workers---Going to College. It also contains a Glossary & Commentary section. Some Chicanao themes this work considers are: education, family life, barrio life, religion & mythology, racism, self-image issues, class issues, Aztla n, the Chicanao mestizaje. ... The author has said, "I'm often in Love, the fourth level, you know. And I would love it if my book one day got a spot in the Chicano Collection, the Aztla_n of Love." Puro Chicanao Love.