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 17, 2013

Passing Frames (Rachel Jackson-Lafayette, LA)

I was walking with my dog one drizzly evening
Following an afternoon of torrential bouts of rain.
The ditches were now, of course, rolling city rivers
And the puddles now sizable lakes to drain.

While strolling I encountered, jutting out from one pole,
Two orange streetlights flickering wildly in the wind.
Amidst the orange flickering, my world suddenly became a scene
From an old, primative movie, some of Edison's passing frames.

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