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 January 30, Stone Soup presents Martha Boss, who will be reading from her new book, Prayer: Fix My Set. Read a sample below, and join us at the Gallery this Monday.


The Music in The Rain

the silence. in the drops.
the drowning out of soul
in the electronic ego
sound of the boom box.
the insanity of modern man
pours down in acid rain.
the mind waits outside
of the hospitals in the brain.
rain drops on the sill
fall into the rhythms
of rejoining the time
before time.
taps to the tempo remaining.
what remains of the mind.
drumming beats in the
inner ear.
everything amplified
nothing clear
but the dream
of the drug
that welcomes pain.