I’ve left Medium before. I deleted my entire account and my 4.2k followers and 5 publications and stayed away for almost a year. And then I came back. I’ve been back for a while, but the more things change, the more they stay the same.
This won’t be like before. I will be back. I just don’t know if Medium will be here when I do come back. If you haven’t paid attention to what’s been going on, you are missing out on some crucial information that could affect all of your words that you have stored here.
Welcome to this week’s newsletter from Assemblage. These newsletters go out every Friday (sometimes later) to highlight some of the top works from the past week. We hope these links (all friend links, so anyone can view them) find you in a state of flow, however you define that.
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them — that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” — Lao Tzu
Welcome to the weekly newsletter from Loose Words. These letters go out every Thursday (sometimes later) and highlight many of our published poems from the past week. We hope that these poems find you accepting the fact that poems are never really finished because each reader brings their own narrative to the words.
“A poem is never finished, only abandoned.” — Paul Valery
Each week, we post a few lines from each featured poem (all friend links so anyone can read them) to give you a morsel of the whole. We encourage you to read the full versions by clicking…
Isolation is a reminder that this is a place to call my own. The trappings of time seem to have dripped through my fingers and onto the floor. I missed an entire month. It’s because I didn’t write that much last month. Either way, here we are.
These letters will go out on the 30th of every month (excuse the skip last month) and recap the prior month of poetry here (or two this month). As with all of my newsletters, all links in them are friend links, so that anyone can read them for free. Also, the text is…
I have to keep my head down
to avoid seeing what is here
a catastrophic misuse of words
allowing plagiarizers to come and go
as they please, with preference,
because you just can’t keep up
and have failed on all attempts
to monetize your product
when your product is a combination
of our blood, sweat, and tears
and word-drippings from our soul
and all you can do is press review
to add back those that disgraced
the very backbone of all writing
They roam back under false narratives to soapbox themselves in lather while I keep my head down and…
It’s funny that you think this matters
as if we ever had control of this platform
one built for “independent writers”
when our independence was stripped long ago
as publications sprouted from the innards of the source
like a petri dish full of fungi
with most of us knowing
that all of these publications, stamped by the house,
were just replications of what we’d been doing for years
and now they just wanted to do what we did
and amplify themselves for the sake of the
and push us down below the surface of the Earth
Welcome to this week’s newsletter from Assemblage. These newsletters usually go out every Friday to highlight some of the top works from the past week. We hope these links (all friend links, so anyone can view them) find you writing, reading, or thinking, in peace.
“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.” — Graham Greene
Welcome to the weekly newsletter from Loose Words. These letters go out every Thursday (sometimes Friday) and highlight many of our published poems from the past week. We hope that these poems find you able to wait and hope. What other option do we have in times like these?
“All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.” — Alexandre Dumas
Each week, we post a few lines from each featured poem (all friend links so anyone can read them) to give you a small bit of the whole. We encourage you to read the full versions…
Welcome to the update letter from A Work of Fiction. These letters go out on a weekend when we have enough published stories to warrant a letter. It’s been a while, but here we are. We know this publication has what it takes to be successful, which only means that our readers enjoy reading our short stories.
A Work of Fiction is a fiction publication brought to you by Assemblage. These newsletters always have friend links so everyone can read them whether they have a paid Medium account or not.