s./j. goldner

Rookie (March 2nd,1984 / USA)

Hovercraft - Poem by s./j. goldner

The most destructive people
are the ones who do not know
what they need. She had said to him—
months ago from the passenger seat.

For parry’s sake, to go a step farther:
the most most destructive people are
the ones who do know what they need
and completely ignore what they need.

Insomniously staring into the junkyard
of a neighborhood landfill,
with the quality of tunes pulsing in his ear,
he’s contemplating. Waiting.

For answers to illuminate;
youth falls shy in time’s wake
while you’re caught in a doubletake—
and still he waits

Above the waste like spelling out his name
with a zephyr in the clouds.


Comments about Hovercraft by s./j. goldner

  • (8/7/2006 7:20:00 PM)


    The title illuminates the message. Perhaps the basis of destruction is failure to choose which need to satisfy. This is a masterful write, displaying much feeling, much control of language and great insight. Awesome poem, Sus. (Report) Reply

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  • Suchoon Mo (8/7/2006 1:29:00 PM)


    you have just wrecked the foundation of a cynical creed which caused so much human tragedy: ignorance is innocence. Ignorance is not innocent. Far from it.
    Clever ignorance is the worst sin of all.
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  • (7/31/2006 5:57:00 PM)


    loved it too!

    ulrike
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  • (7/31/2006 4:05:00 PM)


    'youth falls shy in time's wake' - what a great line. Loved this Sus. A lot.
    Hugs
    Anna xxx
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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 31, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, August 20, 2010


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