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 partnered with Oddball Magazine. Stone Soup Poetry now meets from 7-9 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. The open mike sign-up at 6:30 p.m.

On March 27, we have Dexter Roberts, who will be reading poetry that will compliment his new art show at Out of The Blue Art entitled, “The Uncomfortable Habits to Change Habits.” read a poem of his below and be in attendance this Monday.


The easies way to see a
pattern, find an order, the open
spot in the defense is hi, how
are you? My name is…what?
Oh, ok, my…what happened?
You were…a space ship, a
battery? Yeah, um…let’s see,
where…oh! It’s not always
about feelings, that you ride
the beat. Technique is when
you can feel it, but, still ride
and create change…like when
you feel the beat. You follow
the beat for a while. But then,
now, you create another beat.
The beat, gradually, you play
off it, rhyme a back and forth,
you you you, me me, you you
you, me me me, you you you,
me me me, you you you, me
me me me, me, you you you
you, me, me me me, you you
you, you, me me me i, you we
us usually never feel but think
read moon seasons spring
green Sun rays stream walk
talk hold hands, heat, pulse
pump beat, heart, repeat,
sweet and sour, the witching
hour, what the hell am I talking
about? Bitches and money?
But when I kick some facts,
ya’ll act like i’m a hologram,
money man, it’s about money.
Nah, how you get it, what you
got to do to keep it, but it
spends me….bitches and
money…first the product.
Second the money, third, the
power, then the bitches,
niggas, some, show off their
beautiful plumage. Some do
elaborate choreographed
dances. And some challenge
other niggas for, bitches, if she
don’t give you the pussy quick.
A nigga, if he don’t want to
spend, time is money, funny
gets hackle, a beer bottle, what
you say about my mother?