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.

Monday, June 10, 2013

After the Fun (Rachel Jackson, Lafayette, LA)

Here I sit
poutishly typing words
into a computer.

Still in dancing shoes
and a flowing skirt,
and still drunk from too many cheap beers and cheap wine
all cultivating a headache which will surely last into the morning.

Wondering why I get here so often,
To the head pounding, anguished, emotional
stage of intoxication.

Wondering why I cry over the comments of strangers,
Why I play those words on my internal audiotape,
Why I allow them to trample through my head
And steadily ruin my mood.

Wondering if the fun itself
merits such a downfall.

And wondering if one can ever reach
the high times
and just walk down slowly.

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