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, June 14, 2013

Untitled (Samuel Jones-Bastrop, LA)

Emotional entanglements.
I don't feel comfortable calling them relationships,
Especially since no titles were ever involved.
I mean, come on,

Cars have titles. . .
Even pornos have titles!
And yet I, a perfectly good human being,
Have never been knighted with the title of "Sir Boyfriend."

This used to really bother me.
Like a stiff tag in a brand new clean, crisp T-Shirt,
A title was such a minuscule part of my entirety,
But it was still irritating as fuck.

This lead to feelings of loneliness, sadness,
And especially inadequacy.
I felt like that can, you know, the one the Wal-Mart stocker drops
That nobody buys because it's dented.

And that's no way to feel,
Especially when my mixed vegetables-
My inner content-
Was every bit as good as the next can's.

But I realize now that
It wasn't because of a silly dent
That no one picked me up (we all have dents, anyway).
It was because I was a few cents extra, mixed with the generics,

And they had left all their change in the car.

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