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’s new location at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. The open mike sign-up at 6:30 p.m.

On July 20, Stone Soup promises a night of song lyrics and poetry with Lo Galluccio, who just finished her tenure as the fourth (and hopefully not final) Cambridge Poet Populist. Read her poem below and be in the audience and be there for a night of song, spoken word and even her innovation of the open mic “grab bag.”


Serenading Indiana

The new purring breadbasket
of Serotonin. Sales of buckwheat
And beer. Anything to take up
space like anarchy.

Our conditioned hands.
The credibility of adulthood
and separation. The sorrow
floating downstream with time.

There are grasslands,
Did you know it? Minnesota
Has over 10,000 lakes.
I read it somewhere.

This is not the thing.
There are apples and wheat.
We are not for growth hormones.
Streams blue and green engulf us.

We will marry, in another
generation of dualities.
We will marry and
mate like roses into star-names.
envelope each other sparely
like ether and smoke
love like the sea-side and
never smother the flame.

The new tornadoes of Oklahoma
spin like Provigil into
helicopters of health.
You steal the matter from Pakistan.

I talked directly into it
and said the unsung part.
You were the dictator and
The buffoon.

We will marry in another
generation of broken ones.
The world is broken
so why worry so much?
We can live happy
in a broken world.
Have hope and jingle with the sun.