Stone Soup Servings Presents: Lissa Piercy

 

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. For years, Stone Soup Poetry has met 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

Join us this Monday as we give what is likely to be the final good bye to 106 Prospect Street, as the Out of The Blue Art Gallery is moving to its new location to 541 Massachusetts in the middle of Central Square Cambridge. Before that, Stone Soup will have the final individual member of Flatline Poetry, Lissa Piercy, feature on September 29. On October 27, the group returns to perform at the Out of The Blue’s new location in Central Square. Read Lissa’s poem below and see her live next week.

 

Apology

Apology sits stiff in throat coated with language inefficient
Long sentence hangs in the space between our lips
This
is not how I wanted our night to end.
False honesty bears a hollowness,
Lies beg acceptance,
Let me breathe free again!
Stop clutching my throat when we’re close
And experience you comfortably.
Still
the silence threatens
Swallows once beginning passion.

I want to say that I’m sorry
But sorry prays on the broken
And I wish for strength
as sorry eats the substance from my sentence
trivializes these moments
Sorry can’t tell you
That every night since we met
I’ve been wishing to erase the stings of my past
To come to you whole
One beautiful face to another
Heart pure, body unburdened
But as you peer at my glowing skin in the dark
I see my past tainting your present
And this
Is unbearable.
So I get up before honesty threatens us.
I leave incomplete, but you in tact
And I’d rather let you be for another day than tell you now
Of the wound that will forever sit between us

Sleep sweet
I’ll tell you tomorrow.

 

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