Samuel Webster

in

Leaving Home
I:
he has become
beyond insignificance
beyond preposition
when all has grown and left,
what is left?

a moniker for all and none,
his words float through shadows
and nestle quietly on dormant tongues.
waiting for their song

is he not a bird
this infamous he
this failure of commitment
his dreamwords fall upon
painted lips and chalkboard wings

II:
beneath a nation of silenced tongues
he scratches like a chook in paydirt
fluttering under stray dust
to mask the frantic movement

is he not the true shadow of adolescence
the infamy of twenty years short lived

III:
youth arches his neck
and gazes (old age puts wire)
towards the sky
his claws loos(fences to hold)ening
from the ground

(youth to the ground)
his knees buckle
his scales creep up
to heartstrings and pull (pull him)
him down to earth (closer to their hearts)

there are no fences (and fail)
in the sky

IV:

scrtchscrtchscrtch
flt
flit
flt

the last trace of dust leaves
his wings, fluttering and bending
with the wind, his back forfeits
against currents of reticence

flt
flit
flt
scrtchscrtchscrtch

Rationale: The Leaving Home Transcription is based on poetic experiments, posted publicly to the poneme list, by Jake Ginsberg and relies on the following compositional rules to continue the transcription deconstruction:

1. Each part must exploit a different poetic form, however subtly
2. Each part must be a further deconstruction/transcription of the one preceding it.