Been back in New Orleans for 24 hours now. Why was I so moved by what I saw? Why was it SO personal...why was I crying so hard?
I AM NEW ORLEANS!
New Orleans, what happened to you?
-I dunno…what happened to you?
New Orleans, you were once so happy and fresh?
-A Monster came and took all that
-Dunno…it just kinda ‘did’
New Orleans, why don’t you move?
-Lost the will…how bout you?
Cant you clean this shit up?
-Nope…its too much for me to handle
New Orleans, why aint there no children in that playground?
-They lost their way, lost their fun.
New Orleans, you musta seen this commin!
-No I really didn’t
Musta made it worse on yourself?!?!
-Maybe I did
You let it get worse! …let those bastards take advantage of your needs!
-I didn’t know any better…sorry
You’re a wreck New Orleans… fix yourself!!!
-I don’t know how
You been like this for so long...long enough!
-I guess I’m just stuck like this
You just want to be like this...else you woulda done somthin bout it!
-Please help me???
My fault? How's this my fault? [Dean Vernon Wormer, 1978]