©Jennifer Davidson Marshall

Stone Soup Servings is a regular series for Oddball Magazine that features upcoming performers at Stone Soup Poetry, the long-running spoken word venue in the Boston area that has recently partnered with Oddball Magazine. Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m.

On January 20, we welcome Adelon Joseph, an emerging spoken word artist who has already featured in such Massachusetts venues such as the Walnut Street Cafe in Lynn and the Middle East in Cambridge. He continues to be an exciting presence in the open mic scene, and we hope you read his poem below and join him this Monday as he has his first Stone Soup feature.



I wanted to tell you.
Like falling rain, I wanted to tell you.
Falling down from the sky, I wanted to splatter the secrets on every
corner and let you soak.
I wanted to tell you.
How I wished I could have told you.
Like a comet I wanted to tell you.
Streaking through the sky, pronouncing my dreams, my shame in
the brightest of light, I wanted to tell you.
Smashing through the earth, igniting my words in a thunderous
crash, I wanted to tell you.
Like an old Haitian folklore, I wanted to tell you.
Sit you by the fire eating corn, I wanted the secrets to slip out and
illuminate your ears.
Like tiny crickets I wanted to tell you,
You hearing the voice and not knowing from whence it came
I wanted to tell you,
Oh but what shame,
how I failed to tell you