Allan Rae

 Welcome to my online portfolio, home to selections of original writing, links to published work, photography, art, and the occasional editorial or research update. To contact me, feel free to send me an email from the contact page.

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.

Self Portrait II

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Stunted, raw and mildly
obsessed capable only
of minimal, base response
a consuming yet ambivalent
focus, what it meant to live again.

Present, alive, glad of it I was
hopeful through loss realizing
absence and bounty not as
competing binary but as ancient,
essential tension.

Committed to forward ascent
adjusting on shifting terrain I
allowed grief’s banality and trusted
in time momentum would return
then embraced the unexpected
thrill of resilience.

What It Took

Dispatches From 16: Tales From The Gay Bar