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 8-10 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 7:30 p.m.

on Monday January 5, Stone Soup kicks off 2015 with the return of poet Zeke Russel, who has previously appeared in Oddball Magazine. Click here for his 3TV spot, or read below for another sample of his work. Then be in attendance as Stone Soup Poetry kicks off the new year in its new Central Square home.


Dorchester Is For Lovers

even in the morning rush,
there are seats on the red line train.
There is room to move a leg.
Maybe it is because
it is so cold today.

So cold you can see the gutters
of the triple deckers
shivering like children’s spines.
So cold the world outside
the train’s glass windows
is made of dried crystal sugar.

Maybe it is just that sort of Monday,
that no one wakes to see.

You were asleep when I left
Well, not asleep,
but laying down.,
blanket around your middle.

What you did after
I can’t say.
Shower? Breakfast? Work?

The roof of the Victorian
at the third stop on my train ride,
is covered in mirror grey ice.

I had to turn my neck so I could
keep seeing it
when the train
pulled away
from the platform.