The following is a draft of a draft trying to match some words with a picture that has the potential to evoke some rich sensory details.  The piece may end up something else one day days or weeks or months from now, but this is just a stab at getting started.

Louisiana Highway 755 South.

755 South passes the campus of Louisiana State University Eunice at the outskirts of town.

Draft in Progress July 2012

This is a Cajun Road

That winds and curves with an accent.

From Maple Avenue in grande Eunice (yoo-neece)

To Ruppert Lake Road south of town;

From St. Thomas More Catholic Church

To Ritchie Pentecostal Church;

From southern St. Landry Parish to northern Acadia Parish;

From the Old Gournay Subdivision

To the New Gournay Subdivision;

From flat prairie farmland winding to piney bottoms along Bayou des Cannes,

Those who dwell along the five or six miles of her shoulders

Live well from the land.

Robust aromas drift across her lanes at suppertime

From pots seething with gumbo and sauce piquante,

Boiled crawfish and etoufee.

Wed to humble places coursed by this curvey asphalt ribbon,

Those who live and work along the way are mates to its history and culture and tradition,

Stewards of the patches of earth beneath their feet.

Such is life along this tiny sliver of South Louisiana, Acadiana, Cajun country.

Y-Ou la vie, c’est bonne!

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