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, February 27, 2014

BLEEP You! (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)

Ah, here comes another lazy donkey
Spreading his words of manure in my face
He says his (horrid) breath smells of honesty
But all he wants to see is me fall down at his pace

I say to that lazy, donkey, “BLEEP You!”
Why do you care what I do?

Ah, here comes another lazy sheep
Getting all her dirty wool on my skin
She says her (dreadful) touch I can keep
But all she wants is to give my body to wolved-men

I say to that lazy, sheep, “BLEEP You!”
Why do you to want to be me?

Cordura (Chase Fontenot-Lafayette, LA)

The purest of words spoken won't be his savior Nor will the kneeling or peeling back The feelings he revealed on faithful behavior For when the angels tear off their wings A balanced Christ will shriek "Clear the skies!" Coldly defused dissidence shall rise and sing Lullabies to the insomniac's eyes

"Yours" (James Leland Ludeau III-Lafayette, LA)

Love is contagious and we're like gladiators fighting for our love external factors clinking off of our armor our hearts protected let me in the ring i'll show you what the L word means victory saviors like a chess game strategic this love's worth the battle it's a beautiful kind of fight where no one loses we both win give in my heart catches flame when you caress me i'll suit up and fight for this and what i'm fighting is my very own behavior my eternal desire to run is weakening and i no longer crave to be free i'm happy with my new title "yours"

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Be My Caesar (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)

I know from this moment
By life I am no longer bent
You are here, heaven sent
Our love I choose to vent

I will not betray our sweet time
In no way, can I commit that crime
I hail to you, such beauty I climb
Let those wedding bells chime

Know when you come home
My passion will not roam
Let our love build this dome
Be my Caesar, let’s rule Rome

Atlas (James Leland Ludeau III-Lafayette,LA)

like Atlas i will carry you in my tattooed arms i will carry your world on my shoulders i'll hide your pain i'll heal your pain i'll carry that which is too heavy a load for you to bear i'll stick it up on my shoulders i'll lighten your load i'll be your strength when you feel weak i'll hold it all above you i'll protect your brilliant head i'll let you in my heart how will we know if we don't even try? every step that you take could be your biggest mistake it could bend or it could break but that's the risk that you take so love me love me like Atlas the man that holds your world while standing there by your side holding your hand next to his heart my love for you beckons and i sing out in the midnight hour let your love devour my eternal power like Atlas i'll carry it for you, baby

Untitled (Van Nicholson-Lafayette, LA)

his gives me the chills It makes me ill I had so much time Partner in crime We could have killed But something spilled I know where you are I've been with the emotionally stilled Its not too late to break The hate You could pass it on and live like the apes Or you could shed it off Be one of the greats You got this, the looks The moves The hips that twist A motionless shift As you move to the spit The they told you to flip I think you could make it You've got the steel to take it So really fake it Roll over and shake it Let them take your essence And smile while they rape it Or Be the link that breaks it

Sunday, February 23, 2014

I Just Wanna Dance (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)

Follow me to that sexy dance floor
Us, floating around the disco lights

My hypnotic moves make us soar
Through rhythm, we reach new heights

My hips are what you needed, and more
Move your hips close, no more fights

Hey, baby, I just wanna dance
Kiss my lips all over your neck

Need a little love, a feisty romance
Don’t be scared to take a peck

Let’s take this love, take this chance
Like the way your heat puts me in check

Rub my body, be glued to my moves
The spotlight is our bed, let’s make it shine

We’ll do any dance that our love approves
I just wanna dance, our blood in line

When we get home,, this dance proves
With the right music, we’ll be just fine

Backstabbers (James Leland Ludeau III-Lafayette,LA)

if you're looking for answers you must first ask questions these backstabbers have existed for all time they lie to themselves in order to sell you something you are searching for outside of the walls of God if they lie to themselves what makes you think they won't lie to you? Forgive them Father for they know not what they do they are lost separated from the flock they know no better therefor they can are not capable of better you do what you know Caesar and Brutas like Jesus to Judas when your back is turned the knife goes in they sell your soul in hopes of elevating their own it's inescapable just because i've turned the other cheek does not make me weak doesn't mean i won't carry my lesson to the street and preach i write these words for anyone who struggles to guide you to look inside we attract every character in our lives when we need the lesson what is the lesson in what you're dealing with? don't lose the game before you start to play don't be led astray let Him deliver you revenge is His FORGIVE maybe that's the lesson to see that we are all God's children backstabbers will stab it's your job to love

My Secret Treasure (Jason M Smith -Lafayette, LA)

I finally found my secret treasure that has been hidden from me for many years.
A treasure that I though not to be real Something I lost ages ago.
Then he came along and I knew what I found.
I knew I found my secret treasure.
The first time I seen his precious face I fell deep into a mystic trance.
Just to see his sacred glance, back into my life.
His eyes, dark and deep as the sky at night.
When light hits his dark eyes you see the stars of the sky.
The heavenly azure above within both of his eyes.
His smile is the sunshine that broke the darkness in my life.
His perfect lips made of a soft and fine tasteful wine.
His body is solid, yet soft to the touch.
Chiseled by the hand of God with precision and perfection.
When I close my eyes I see him laying with me.
I see his beautiful eyes, and extraordinary smile.
His touch is soft, and gentle, and passionate as his kiss.
His touch lets loose his emotions, and his passion for life and realism.
I can feel his fear of being hurt by love.
His lips touch mine, and his finger tips touch me.
I know now that I am in heaven when he kisses me.
I am in heaven when he touches me.
I am in heaven when I am with him.
Nothing lasts forever not eve a moment in a memory.
A memory I want to repeat many times over in reality.
I find myself in the arms of an angle, touching an angel, and in the presents of an angel.
God finally sent me my treasure. And sent me an angel from above.
I prayed one night for a treasure to come.
For him to send me an angel from heaven above.
An angel to show me true and pure love.
My prayer was answered, my wish was granted.
I know who my angel is.
I know who my treasure is.
I know now what pure love is and what it means.
I know now what pure love is and what it means.
True and Pure love will never change, no matter what is said or done.
True love and Pure love knows no limits.
They go hand and hand and go round and round.
They taught me many things with this man I have found.
He is my treasure.
Now I feel like a pirate.
I have to guard my treasure so no one else can steel him away from me.
I know how I feel is TRUE and is REAL.
I KNOW how I feel.
I know my heart and soul year to be in his arms embrace.
My hands yearn to touch his beautiful face.
My body years for his gracious touch.
And my lips yearn for his passionate kiss.
And I myself yearn for his love.
He owns my heart, and he holds the key.
He is my treasure. And now one will have him but me.
I will not give up my treasure of a life time.
I will not let God take back the angel he sent to me.
I will not give up my feelings for him.
I will not trade him for anything in this world.
Nothing can be better.
Nothing can be worse.
He is who he is for a reason.
God made him JUST for me!
He is my gold.
He is a part of me.
He is my other half.
He wonders why I fell for him the way I did.
And now I know the answer to that question.
I fell for him, my heart fell for him, my spirit fell for him.
To become a higher person.
To become greater in this life with him.
To many people he maybe nothing.
To many people he maybe just himself.
To his parents he is their son.
To his siblings, their brother.
To his friends, the best.
To people who don’t know him, nothing.
But to me, he is everything.
He is himself, nothing more, nothing less.
But being himself, has made him everything to me.
A treasure he is, and he knows not.
He is much more than he knows.
I know in my heart nothing lasts forever.
No matter what time I have left to spend with him.
No matter how long him and I are meant to be one.
That short or long time within itself will be forever to me.
In happiness, in sadness, in anger, and in passion.
I will always be here for him.
Heart to heart, and dreams combined.
To never part, to never forget.
To love forever.
And to refuse to say goodbye.
Goodbye means forever, and forever is a long time.
But nothing lasts forever.
And Dreams can come true.
But my dreams can only come true with my treasure.
Without my treasure, I feel like nothing.
I feel empty and emotionless.
I feel as if I am in a hole of despair.
And when he touches me.
And when he is there.
All of my problems are solved.
All of the issues Resolved.
Dreams do come true.
Prayers are always answered, and miracles always happen.
Finding my treasure proves them all to be true!

Blame It on the Rain (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)

The weather
Falls on us like a feather
The sun is hiding
Watching what we’re confiding

She, some say, thinks we are sinners
Though we dream of being winners
Rain is the cause of dreary
Washing us clean of weary

Sun come out
Do not pout
We are only learning
For the life we keep yearning

Sun, it’s your tears
That raise up all our fears
If only we could be the joy to your pain
With our souls, we ‘d soak up all the rain

I May Run Forever (James Leland Ludeau III-Lafayette, LA)

and if we were rain i was a drizzle and you were a hurricane of crazy of which there was no shelter but to run so i did and i may run forever just to make sure i'm free

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Lafayette (Chase Fontenot-Lafyatte, LA)

What's become of our generation? The same faces we see in the halls of high school, we recognize on the bathroom floor of the bar. It's true, that at times it seems, we all tear from the seams. So from that point we pick a poison and bathe in it. Having a good time isn't a crime; but let me remind you that our minds are bred to believe we have to drown ourselves in wine. Sad to say, most of us believe our lives started at 18. But because of the paths we chose, I'm broken hearted that the next group of 18s will ride along the same road.
Our legacy hangs low Languid, lawless, lethargic Is it for the bitter or the better Or for worse? We can't curse the bottle Only bottle the curse

Life on a Train (Jason M. Smith-Lafayette, LA)

Why is it you choose to sit alone,
Looking like you were made of stone?
Here are people just like you,
Looking like they are so confused.
You could be sitting with a new friend,
But then it is your chose in the end.
A look a nod a simple smile,
Would make your trip seem less then a mile.
You will never know,
All it takes is just a hello.

A Forbidden Love (Jason M Smith-Lafayette, LA)

As you lay on our bed, exposed to the world in all your naked glory, I gently
press my lips against yours, savoring their sweet taste.
The smell of your hair lingers in my nostrils, your perfume drifting across
the room.
But you don't respond to me, but then you never did.
But I’m used to that now.
Lying there, cold, unfeeling, uncaring, like you always do.
But, I know your little secret, all the plans you made with him.
I know them all.
You were going to leave me, leave me for him.
But not now, you shall not leave now.
I tenderly take your breast in my hand, caressing it gently, feeling the
firmness in my hand.
But still, you do not respond.
I do not care now though, I know you will not leave me.
You will stay with me, please me, satisfy me.
You can no longer go to him now.
He's lying in our basement, rotting, letting the worms, maggots and rest of
the filth eat his dirty, woman stealing flesh.
All I ever did was try to please you.
I only ever wanted to make you happy, see you smile.
Everything I did was for you, I even killed him for you.
He could never have loved you the way I loved you.
Worship and idolize you like I worship and idolized you.
But, you never loved me back though, not really.
Deep down, you always hated me.
But not anymore.
I've grown accustomed to the coldness you show me.
As I take you once more, I think to myself.
Of all the things I tried to do for you to make you happy.
To make you smile once more.
But it never worked.
All I wanted was a way to make you stay with me, to never leave me.
Yet,the answer was there all along, right before me.
To keep you from leaving me, all I had to do was something so simple and easy.
This was all I had to do.
I only had to kill you.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Bliss (Brandon Granger-Breaux Bridge, LA)

How do I express my love
If none other than through
The time that we spend
And the embrace that we possess
With each heartbeat I long
for you more because I see
deeper into the beauty of
your soul as time
penetrates our
surroundings and attempts
to steal you from me.
But, I will not let it take you
From me because you are
More precious to me than
Gold or any treasure that
This world can produce
I long for each breath that
Pulls in the sweetness of
your essence and thank
the heavens for already
experiencing what so
many describe as bliss.

If We Don’t Wake Up…(Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)

I’ll love you always
Though I never learned
All the emotions of love
All the touches of love

Know that I care for you
Know that I dream of you
You never abuse who I am
I see the God you are

I see your beauty
I feel all of the galaxies
Our infinite guidance
Our Infinite romance

If this is our last moment
If this is our last breath
If we don’t wake up
Know that I love you

Left Forward (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)

It’s hard to move positively forward
With one foot stuck in the tragic past
We shouldn’t hold to what seems safe

It’s not a bad thing to see a future
It’s not a bad think to dream big
It’s not a bad thing to be left forward

Life is what you make of yourself
Never let others make your own life
Moving forward is a blessing, truth

How to Save a Life (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)

When the life raft comes tossing out
We pray a lifeguard is near about

The waves always are difficult to see
They’ll drown us with the majority

We can only hope we have a life vest
It would give us the way for our best

Because our lifeguard can only do
 What is best to give us a life anew

No challenge comes without strife
So fight the waves, hold onto life

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

We Could Have It All (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)

If you could listen to my words
If I didn’t feel a victim of my appearance
We’d discover all possibilities, vast as the ocean
Like all great sea crews of the past
Land waits to be discovered in the present
Yet we don’t know we have access to it all

We’re too busy filling up holes with patches
In the past
But one captain can’t save two sinking ships
In the present
We could have it all, if we believed right now
In the future 

Divine Poison (Chase Fontenot-Lafayette, LA)

Your holy water scars Match the liquor prison bars Scream at the sky with Questions answered why No erasing their blood Only fallen angels above Too many times have begun Diatribes upon their tongues

My Family's Legacy (Madison Elizabeth-Lafayette, LA)

My mother
Gave me a hardworking martyr complex
My father
Gave me micromanagement and perfectionist qualities
My brothers
Gave me a bossy attitude and need to compete
My sister
Gave me a baffled sense of discomfort and inadequacy
My family bequeathed unto me these personality traits 
They like to sharpen the edges of my failings against the blades of their fear and fanaticism
Pushing away someone they can't stop loving but are unable to interact with
Our relationships have turned into
Grocery lists of our days and edited versions of old anecdotes 
We all tiptoe around our inability to look each other in the eye
They refuse to acknowledge my opinions as valid 
They belittle me
While sitting on their high horses in the clouds
I can't help but wonder what they would really think
Of my happy dirty frolics down here on the ground 
If they could stand in my shoes even for a moment
But they cover their eyes and turn away
Denial makes the pain of growing up and apart seem invisible
You formed me and made me the woman I am today,
Why can't you stand to look at me?
If I am anything, it is the very legacy of your love
The moment you became a family, embodied 
What should bring a feeling of belonging
Only gives me a sense of loss.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Birds Lied (Madisyn Barbosa-Lafayette, LA)

As I lay upon the zebra waves, I think of ways I misbehave, I think of all my "must-be haves" and "must-be needs", on my back and on my knees, and all my dreams that I want and need to be true, Because of you, my body aches and quakes and shakes, and I know above all, those things I must haves and must need, can only be satiated by you, because if I achieve every thing that I dream, quiet every scream, wipe every tear that reamed out of face, nothing of it would matter without you in this place, torn lace, wrinkled ribbon, everything I have and will ever be given, is My decision, a Gift for You, a lift from blue, fading my depression, my sexual disgression, There is never enough repetition of these words "I am Yours.I Love You. I am Yours. I Love You". Those words flow so freely so naturally from my lips, and my body and hips can't help rocking back and forth, east, west, south, and north, while saying your name, my tongue on my teeth, saying your name feels like the only time I've ever truly felt my mouth, then I go south feeling your manhood on my tongue, so young this feeling of bliss, wondering my whole life what have I missed, as you kissed my skin, so deep, I melt such heartfelt your belt colliding on my ass, over your knee, wanting and hoping I bruise easily, filled with glee so happy, I run to the mirror to get a view clearer, seeing with awe, all the world becomes detailed, this girl her trauma derailed, she is no longer impaled, by the crazy train on the wrong tracks she used to be, a train wreck before the cliff's edge, how ironic it's massacre, because for her it's a blessing in disguise, realizing this guy's in love with her too. As I lay upon these zebra waves, his scent makes me mellow, my head on his pillow, the birds chirping outside the window a if they say, "Good Morning Babygirl, Happy Saturday, Your Sir is on his way, back to you..."

Disaster In Drag (James Leland Ludeau III-Lafayette,LA)

Whew! i avoided a disaster in drag makeup to cover the flaws claws out and about quick to strut delivering butt a slut what? now you tuck it? fuck it do what you will dress to kill put on your heels no deals no wheels turning in my head just thankful you're not in my bed "a man in a dress" is what i think sink further into that nightlife you find so appealing kneeling at the altar of facade blow a wad and go time for your drag show know in your heart that you shine your shrine wigs and eyelashes and fingernails to hide who you are the scars covered by Maybeline tuck the peen and hide your masculinity the trinity couldn't save you now how far you've fallen so fast give it gas flying faster into that night the fight is over red rover let the drag boy take over

No Title (Chase Fontenot-Lafayette, LA)

I noticed my chipped tooth when I woke this morning. Shows the sad fucking truth that I haven’t smiled in a fortnight. Porch light left on, collared carelessness left it all desolate Couldn’t process my expression to possess all my recklessness
Whatever, I don’t care Call me a fucking sinner Quick to throw salt bitch Because you were a born winner? I’m still eating tv dinners with my loser friends so try catch up to me fucking bully, part of the party that sucks up on his knees while trees burn, heads turn you always learn in the end its not about your fucking sins its what you do with them
Crass classy cats pitying the glassy pupil pill poppers They are the show stoppers, globetrotters, popular if hot or cold I'm breaking the mold, common stories aren't reported that escort Simple lyricists to spread fear into the inquisitors, insane with no visitors By the time I hit the hill and have to sip my last meal and take baby Advil
Fuck that, I'll climb over the ant hill and order a raw steak with a milkshake to give you fucking headache And to prove your silver spoon That you hold so fucking dear Is only a fast car in your backyard With no way to steer

@ The Gaga Show (James Leland Ludeau III-Lafayette,LA)

  • at the Gaga show New Orleans our eyes met and suddenly all 17,000 people were reduced to 2 you and I you orbited me i felt the energy more than sexual attraction something in me knew all along but i wasn't in the space or time i needed to be my walls were too high i was too self absorbed but your eyes made me want to change that it wasn't our first encounter but it was our closest how do you tell someone that since your first conversation with him that you've wanted to spend forever with him? sounds mad but when your soul feels something it won't stop until it's fed and now you're here and we are on the cusp of something that has transformative power i don't think i've ever wanted anything as badly as i want your hand in mine i fought that feeling for so long fought that reveal now i just want to shout it you text me a picture and my immediate response is "yes, that's the one. him" and we can do this one day at a time slip into this i just want the chance to love you like i've known all along i could i want to feel loved by you i could do this for eternity

Summer Rose (Alex Berrio-Lafayette, LA)

Praise to the very energy, whether from on high or churned by the hands of fate themselves, that brought the elements together for perfection. Compassion and tenderness resided betwixt mother's hands, the atmosphere filled with red fervor as the first stem engulfed herself into warm air. There she sat, as wind and word and trust were thrown into her fragility. There she stood, against mayhem with thorns and lust of life. She glows the brightest glow for me. She shines through to begin my perception of feeling, slowly leafing through my cascading cabinets to find fact. She is my adorned summer Rose. Explorers and cartographers of glorious knowledge would find it impossible to find a place with more love than my heart for my red summer rose. Let her be exalted forever blessed with beauty and bliss. Let my arms guard her from darkness and let my voice guide her heart. Let her beacon forever flood out hearts with joyous laughter. Let my summer rose wilt before me as we decay intertwined. Let the soft beauty seep into my sinful soul and cleanse it of the wretched. Let never her thorns intimidate you, for the groves are memorized. Hue, softness, brightness, kind words, lip of fantasy will never be forgot.
My summer rose will forever be.

She's Home (Garrett King -Watson, LA)

You can see her smile But her eyes tell a diff story She is tough...but broken But that side can't be seen For there are those that depend on her strength The pieces of her fall a little at a time Shattering on the floor like glass But she doesn't realize that someone has come along Someone with the glue to make her whole She is hesitant She doesn't know how to feel about him But its her heart that wants to be one piece again One piece to beat for him But she is hesitant She doesn't know how to feel about him But hes the someone with the glue to make her whole He tells her to take his hand To put it in hers Together we'll stand he says Against adversity and the odds I'll be your rock and you mine he says Shes hesitant She doesn't know how to feel about him Then she smiles But this time its with faith Trusting him cuz she can see in his eyes shes safe Shes not hesitant anymore..... Shes home

Monday, February 10, 2014

Psalms (1) (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)

Lord, you are my shepherd, but I still want
Of my freedom, this world of men does taunt
I have recognized life within the greenest eye
Until there is liberation, my words will not die

If a sonnet is what I have to write to catch a brain
Your divine words I hope my soul, you gave, will drain
Grant me the peace to endure the hate of my foes
Let my voice soothe the pains of life’s expected woes

Your grace let’s me not feel just like a lost sheep
The twisted mind of man’s Death is what makes us weep
You do not give death, my Lord, and I thank you
Where there is man’s Death, you make life anew

Thank you for the making me in Your image of intellect
Thank you for giving me the love to understand your effect

I Love You Not Just on Valentine’s Day (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)

Dear You,

I write you this letter to tell you that I love you every day, not just on Valentine’s Day. My love for you is much bigger than one day designated by greedy fools who seek to make money off our love. But, our love is stronger than money. Our love is spontaneous, not planned. I want to stress again that I love you everyday. Everyday, if not verbally, through action, I show my love. I know that you recognize this and I am thankful for your eyes and soul, which see all love.


Watching the Rain (Jason Smith-Lafayette, LA)

I am sitting here watching the rain,
Praying that the drops will wash away my pain.

The fight that was bound to come to bare,
Was something that I wanted with you to spare.

I said I am sorry repeatedly to you,
I feel so terrible that I feel like we are through.

In life, you may never get a second chance,
However, for you I would give you my soul and true romance.

If I had it to do all over again,
I would wait until we are best of friends.

Never again should a relationship be rushed,
I will show you Love, Honesty and Trust.

I wish I knew just what to do,
It feels just like I am being screwed.

You say you love me with all your heart,
I do not know what to say you told me that from the start.

You said you would never try to hurt me or lie,
I know that to be true from the look in your eyes.

You told me never to worry or to feel sad,
That you would set me free before things get bad. 

The Guy I Could Never Forget (James Leland Ludeau III-Lafayette,LA)

you've left me speechless and sometimes i should just shut the fuck up and listen it would do me a world of good the words you're saying blow my mind Nearly a decade of shared history chasing each other around in circles has led to this moment of surrender of giving up the fight to work together to carve out a future clarity vision intent it's all there when i see your face i realize that you're the man i'm going to marry you watched me turn 30 and then 40 and you didn't go away you sat to the side and let me carry on with my bullshit show until i exhausted of it then you confidently walked back in and grabbed my hand knowing that i was at a place where i'd be receptive i'm a lucky man i could ask what i have done to deserve you but the answer would "everything" you're the guy i could never forget and i'm just lucky that you felt the same

Exile from the Goldenrod Field (Taylor McCleery Sloey-Lafayette, LA)

It’s time to start working on your skin again You think You’ve been finding blemishes After long nights of self reflection And it hurts
They’ve packed up your prairie solace Into a storage unit While you were off chasing your dreams The ones you talked of incessantly with your old mulberry tree How insensitive that must have been, you now think
Those roots had always supported you and your dreams Right up until the point you ripped them from your feet to sink barestock into a swamp But now, they’ve disappeared, and you won’t get to say goodbye. Objects, land, and photos Feel more like dead grandparents you weren’t brave enough to go see at the hospital.
Yes. Mom and Dad are retiring and moving to Denver, Colorado.
Not something an adult woman should be crying about Yet here you are Tearing up as you walk to your car on a southern spring night Because the sky has turned the right color and the birds sing the right song but it doesn’t smell the way your salt marsh grassland did and you realize you will never have that moment again so long as you live and it hurts You will never get to go home again And that hurts.
And you knew driving by that summer would be a bad idea. You’re about 50 meters into the back yard when a lover’s voice calls “Taylor what are you doing? You don’t live here anymore” “I was checking to see how the garden looked…” You stop, heart sunk, and process the words ‘you don’t live here anymore’…
This place saw your first steps First words First love First solo ride on a two wheel bike Here your fingers discovered the catharsis of 88 keys and spent countless hours holding the flashlight as dad worked on engines And now you’re trespassing?
Do the new owners even know there’s a pink butterfly sticker stuck to the underside of an upstairs floor vent that you put there when you were 10?
Jellyfish, sparrows, dandelion seeds… Some of the most beautiful things spend their lives hovering

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Nah, Boo (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)

Don’t get me twisted
You will get fisted
Not in a good way
Tomorrow or today
Nah, Boo
I don’t care who
You think you are
Or whose in your car
Nah, Boo
Your energy is poo
I am glitter
You’re just litter
Step back
Follow the pack
I ain’t you
Goodbye, Boo

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Winter Love (Madelyn Dianne-Lafayette, LA)

Tangled in these blankets, your lingering aroma fills my lungs. I stare into the dark and see the soft light you've left with me. Memories of your eyes, like fireflies. Memories of love, the sunset you call a smile. All of these things, cherished, singing my scatterbrain to sleep. My security, my motivation; my sun, my moon, my stars. I'm merely a poet who's found her muse.

Cup Full Of Vueve (James Leland Ludeau III-Lafayette,LA)

i kissed on your lips sipped from the wine divine fucked up stuck in a rut my gut tells me to move on get gone move around solid ground awaits the one who can wait no state of mind as fine as my wine you sink to the bottom with me the sea dark and treacherous wave after wave i gave you everything i had bad for me we were wrong all along steered by lust a bust a crash flash in the pan i need a man who brings something to the table stable able i'm a boss let me get that across even my dentist hates how i floss got your body let's partay let me use it abuse it don't lose it when i tell you to get on your way go away you're time's up my cup filling with bubbly doubly bring it on all night long in my sick whip rip into my lips and let me have it good would you understand that bitch? which way do you wanna go we could have a show or we can go our own ways whoever stays slays i can almost taste it don't waste it stick my dick in you like a rapist exist to fuck your world up sippy cup full of Vueve i groove i move along the song makes me the man i am damned to think words you could never say spray truth into the air while you stare all fucking hollow in the head get in my bed and work it out pout as i kick you about you come back for more whore why do you date me when you hate me tell your dad how i make you sad but you've had more pieces of me than a puzzle can't muzzle my madness my badness magnified dignified by your want for me can't break free from this fucked up relationship can't quit the shit the saga continues our issues grow bigger my rigor exhausts my ass the gas to get through i feel grateful i do for each day