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.
Today we give you a look at the work of LUCCI (Listening, Understanding, Caring, Considering, Inquiring), a young activist starting to make his mark as an aspiring poet, actor and comedian since moving to Boston a short time ago. The poem below was recently heard on the radio show Point of Entry as as part of his November 10th appearance.
As Long As We Are Happy
Is there a problem with Eugene
gently brushing his hand across Kenya’s face?
Would you say something is askew
if Akeem embraces Molly’s lips with his?
How would you feel if Mrs. O’Reilly
held hands with Mr. Chan?
What would be the big deal
if Dinesh was dating Alice, or Tommy
instead of Pushpa, or even Dhaval?
Where would Giovanni be
if he were without his beloved Ishana?
What kind of a person can fear the connection
between Chief Nataya and his fair lady, Jacquelyn?
How can Omusa be denied
her ever so loving mate Gideon?
Would there be a riot if Paul
fell in love with Leroy?
What is it about Gabriella
wanting to marry Stephanie
that’s so inherently bad?
How does one find time for harshness
aimed toward Juanita,
formerly known as Juan?
Why do some feel superior
when being compared to Samuel,
simply because he used to be Samantha?
Does it really matter who we have lust for,
as long as we love ourselves?
Does it really matter who we love,
as long as they love us back?
Does Any of this Really matter
As long as we are happy?