Shady Boulevard

Colin James has a book of poems, Resisting Probability, from Sagging Meniscus Press. He lives in Massachusetts. 


Colin James

Martin Luther King Blvd Roxbury


I offended the crossing guard.

Then fuck it, I offended his wife

who was keeping warm in the car.

I don’t think she noticed.

Her husband threw his placard.

I felt tiny spiders on my face

I am assuming they were tiny spiders,

could have been blood or angst.

I had him by a few years

that is all, yet knew his rationale

to wear his orange parenthetically.