Algo Poetry-Behind the Lines

Fragment #19-Most Wished For

In the liminal spaces between poetry collections, I will be periodically posting previously unpublished hand written fragments,the orphaned odes that did not find a home in any collection.

This is the 19th such fragment of some of the copious couplets and isolated ideas that did not turn into full form poems, but that you may find resonance with. I wanted to highlight where even the embryonic nature of two lines of rhyme can come from and maybe what full works they were influenced by or would go on to influence.

“Most Wished For” is like a walking billboard, a sign to hang around one’s neck or a t-shirt slogan. It is the longing for the ability to achieve freedom, and in this case, it is the yearning for freedom from history or the difficult past. I am alway amazed the dualistic nature of past experience, especially the traumatic or personality forming, where one experiencer cannot remember and the other cannot forget.

Four words to move forward with.


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