for Kenneth Rexroth (1905-82)

celebrating your 113th birthday
there are fewer to hoist the non-flag
and share still fresh memories

a master of cubism
in literature and painting
while Amerikkka wallowed in provincialism
and so so much much more more

you are etched inside the inner walling
of countless brains spinning
through space as the planet
does a pirouette to halfhearted ovation

(who was the first monkey to clap
and was it subconsciously for evolution?)

any thought in its time
leads me back to
the 36th year without you



John Solt