I knew All Along

by Beau Boudreaux

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

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.