Ryan Buynak, prolific poet, died this year (2021)
from complications of losing his soul.
He was 39 years old.
Creative and obsessive,
Buynak never looked the part
of a hopeless romantic.
But, in the final days of his first life,
he revealed an unknown side of his psyche.
This hidden quasi-Jungian persona
surfaced during the Agatha Christie-like pursuit
of his long-reputed soul,
with whom he only spent a few precious hours.
Sadly, the protracted search
ended late Friday night
in complete and utter failure.
Yet even in certain defeat,
the courageous Buynak secretly clung to the belief
that life is not merely a series of meaningless accidents
But rather, it's a tapestry of events
that culminate in an exquisite, sublime plan.
Asked about the loss of their dear friend,
Ryan's enemies described him as a changed man
in the last days of his first life.
"Things were clearer for him,"
Ultimately Ryan concluded
that if we are to live life in harmony
with the universe,
we must all possess a powerful faith
in what the ancients used to call "fatum",
what we currently refer to as kismet.