Beau Boudreaux: Accidents Happen

marathonlitreview —  June 23, 2016 — Leave a comment

It’s my fault
due a ticket for once

fey sigh or protest,
dumb birds align the wire

streets slick, improper
lane change, no mean avenue

here, past midnight the bejeezus waiting
like a leg breaking, giving—

pinball spins into
its hole

standing in shame in rainfall
sitting on the curb done in

weep
alligator tears, a good sign

people after midnight sleeping
through this storm.

Beau Boudreaux teaches English in Continuing Studies at Tulane University in New Orleans. His first book collection of poetry, RUNNING RED, RUNNING REDDER, was published in the spring of 2012 by Cherry Grove Collections. He has published poetry in journals including Antioch Review and Cream City Review, also in anthologies along with The Southern Poetry Anthology.

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