Ryan Dzelzkalns






I wrote this poem the day after Robin Williams died. As I was working, the loss kept hitting me and interrupting my stream of thought, forcing me to backtrack and figure out where and how the text derailed. I began to perceive these moments of slippage as divergences rather than distractions. I wanted to cultivate this bifurcation structurally and arrived on this sort of flow chart / choose-your-own-adventure style.