Jonathan Greene


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Welcome to this week’s newsletter from Assemblage. These newsletters 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) bring you a moment of discovery or a subtle reminder that we all have creativity bubbling inside of us. You can also view all of our previous letters via the Letters tab on our homepage.

“Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. …

A Poem

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Photo by Alexandra Gorn on Unsplash

It’s such a beautiful day
the flowers are in bloom
the sun is shining
the birds are chirping
but all I want to do is
pull this paper bag
down over my head
and get subsumed
by the darkness

Maybe I will be brave
and cut out some eye holes
but I’d rather not see
the melting piss stain
so instead I will be smart
and cut out a mouth hole
but I’d rather not smell
the overflowing litter box
So I’m stuck in the end
leaning my head back
paper bag covering me
content to breathe
out the bottom
and look into…

Savoring the Aroma of Your Fermented Words

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Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

Welcome to the weekly newsletter from Loose Words. These letters go out every Thursday and highlight many of our published poems from the past week. We hope that these poems find you in a state of acceptance, but not stagnation.

“Poetry is adolescence fermented, and thus preserved.” — Jose Ortega y Gasset

These letters are an opportunity for us to preserve our words. We want them to ferment and become something different for you. This is our collaboration.

We post a few lines from each featured poem to give you a preview, but we encourage you to click through and read the whole poem (all friend links so anyone can read them). …


Jonathan Greene

Father, poet, writer, real estate investor/team leader, certified life coach, sociable introvert. Curating a meaningful life. IG: trustgreene |

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