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.

The Weight Of A Moment Renders Scales Insuffcient

Not everyone will experience it,
even less will see it for what it
is, but there are moments in our
lives when a rare, often fleeting
connection with another is of
such profound resonance that
time seems to stand still, all
reference is lost, its meaning
rendered inconsequential, for
all that appears to exist in the
world are you and another.

And because it is only a moment
it is over almost before it began,
yet you know with exacting
assurance it was a moment
bearing silent witness to nothing
less than the full humanity
of another.

Dusk After A Storm Is An Imperfect Metaphor

A New Take On Nature vs Nurture