Beau Boudreaux

ELECTROCUTE


           me


take   in     again

the sky

over Vulcan.


Bring her

across the asphalt

unwilling

impure—


conscious

that this weather

batters

heather shores


weakens regions, fury

fist to chin

wall to back.


I KNEW ALL ALONG

Your silences
impress our space

the phone slam
into its cradle—

headed anyway over
I wouldn’t dare

even for a grade
but tell you what

my hands are washed
             fail

blame it on the words
that should’ve been said




Beau Boudreaux, a New Orleans native, is currently a Professor in English at Tulane University in New Orleans. His book of poetry Trust Me will be published in the spring of 2005 by New Dawn Unlimited. For more information on Beau, visit www.beauboudreaux.com.