Allan Rae

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Welcome to my online portfolio, home to what I feel constitutes my best literary nonfiction, poetry, flash fiction, & photography, with links to my published work, as well as the occasional editorial or research update.

A Random Trajectory

How does one define
a relationship between
cause and effect?
Between a and b?

Perhaps not as linear as one might assume.

Their interactions, reduced to this.
Ingrained patterns on a hellishly
sporadic reel of circular playback.

The look.
The voice.
A grey scale memory from technicolor
times before the hushed exasperations
of eye avoiding glances.

Where agonizingly long pauses follow
and the slightest in drawing of breath
can deafen.

Visceral vulnerability on rare display in
the hollow depths between unexpected
torrents of pains arrival.

A gutting sorrow repeated on every
new yet ancient recall.

Perhaps not as linear as one might assume.

The Knife & Gun Club: Paramedic Rules For Life

Rape Is Neither Complicated, Nor Nuanced