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.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Words Come Off Pages (Kisha Kana-Lafayette, LA)

When my legs are numb and I feel myself walking sideways
I reach to find my way in the dark
In a moment I lost everything
But really everything was there, my mind was just shut off to it
Inside is where I’m safe
When the night air hits my skin, I’m out there
Not in here, here where I’m safe
Safe to allow the hallcinations to come
To feel the insanity without fear
Out there, I still walk sideways
Is it me that is sideways or the only one upright
Why am I alone in this? 
Why doesn’t anyone feel the vibrations, isolated in the limbs
Or see the world bend, or shadows from the past
Played out like an old movie screen but transparent
The thoughts weave in and out like ribbons of knowledge floating in and out
Oh, the dreams; hard to distinguish them between reality and they seem to co-exist; like a complimentary bonus you get with life, they are both real but have different roles.
The words on the page move and rearrange in front of my eyes
Starting to see life as two parallel movies playing simultaneously
Words come off of pages

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