The Louisiana Social Pledge

We pledge our allegiance to Louisiana. We will embrace what makes us and our state unique. Louisiana will be recognized as a leader and innovator of the New South. Many great leaders of the future will come from this state. And we will show both the media and politicians that we are smarter than them. We will no longer have our resources exhausted and our people used and left behind. We will work hard and play hard. We will protect each other. We will support each other. We pledge that we will do whatever we can to get these things in motion right now. We will no longer wait for a path to be cleared for us. We will clear the path ourselves. And we ain’t giving up easily. We will socialize in the real world just as well as we do on the internet…in hopes to organize ourselves effectively.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Grief (Skyra Francesca Rideaux- Carencro, LA)

A quiet storm
swelling in the bluest wave
pencil sharpened tears
stabbing unceasingly at the
hollowed space between two ribs
 incessant screeching, scratching, screaming
Internal bleed-
electric shocks of near fatal wattage
bland, gargled salt drying
on a cottony tongue of bile
garbage. A silent thief
languidly squeezing in through
a doggy door. Dying over and over and over
And over and over again
recycled from yesterday
one final breath, still dying over and
over and over

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