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, July 18, 2014

Bay Window (Tamara Broussard-Lafayette, LA)

You close the door 
And open a tiny window
So small that even 
Shelly Long's skinny ass
Can't squeeze through

My emotions aren't stirred 
Because of your kind gesture
But because of its emptiness 
Your seeming cluelessness

You stand in front this tiny ass window
Like some Sapphic Vanna White 
I smile but it's as empty as your gesture
What is that one window gonna do
My mind screams over pleasantries

God promised me a bay window
One where light flows
And my flowers can soak up 
The early, mid and late day sun
No some glazed over bathroom window
Your try to convince me will be enough

You see I have never had onmy very own
I've shared a kitchen window once
Hovered in front of many 
Dirty or Cracked portals of despire
That closed once my repairs were done

But never my own big ol' clean and shiny
Bay window
One that fills the room of my soul with light
and I hers

People with there own windows ask
What's the rush 
Why so impatient 
Why ask why
Is your window so big so bright
You can't see the waning light
Or maybe it's me

I've become one of those 
Siberian women 
With heavy coat, scratchy wooly sweater 
With a scratchy  disposition 
And heavy heart

Light deprivation does that you know.

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