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.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Words of the Night (Zack DuFour-Lafayette, LA)

The words of the night smell like gasoline
and the only evidence,
the singed fingertips
and numb lips,
are lost to black stretches of highway
between New Orleans and nowhere
I apologize
to myself for whispering
when I should shout
and forgetting what the street musicians
rattle and sing about
and for dropping my last ten dollars
into a hat on Canal St.

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