I signed in today with the intention of catching up with deviants I hadn't for a while. Bark crossed my mind and as I visited and scrolled down his page, I realized that during my absence from the site, he had passed away.
I wasn't as close to him as some, but I really enjoyed his poetry and thought he was a wonderful artist and person. I deeply, deeply regret not being on and aware of what was going on. I can't describe the level of regret and remorse I feel that I wasn't able to say goodbye to him.
If you haven't read his works, I encourage you to do so. The writing community has lost a beautiful poet. We are blessed that his poems exist to remember him by.
His loss is deeply felt.
Edit: Thanks to riparii for pointing out the mistake...upset and typing don't mix well.