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.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Freefall (Caleb Rink-Patterson, LA)
As I looked into eyes that once promised forever, I could see the verge of death on colorful horizons. “Do you trust me?” he whispered as I laid in his arms. “With all that I am,” returned with a passionate stare.
Dangling over a balcony above a city of forgotten promises and regretful memories, I observed the nuances of life and death as they danced beneath me. “Don’t you trust me?” fell from his lips as I began to slip away. Down, down, down; his words perpetuated the grand illusion.
How could I resist the urge to exist in a moment forever? Locked in his vision; trapped in his eyes; a prisoner at his mercy. Entranced by the idea of an immortal presence; I couldn’t even feel myself falling.
My faithful eyes never fleeted from his lethal gaze. My lips tasted his malicious poison. And my nose was filled with his toxic scent, When I realized he was my demise.
Now, as I find myself mere seconds away from hitting the ground, I know that his words were never more than fatal fallacies. And as I brace myself to escape a sinister world of hate, I become one with my past, and into forever, I freefall.