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.

Where We Are

With objective appraisal and reasoned gaze, absence
of neutrality toward tasks and inherent humanity is
concerning. When to allow structured deferrals
of those with futures never more than abstract?

Human beings seeking mitigation for uncertain
beginning or reprieve from fractured present deserve, merit
inclusion to species, not risk level to be curtailed.

Less than perfect, full of glamour and greed, a
narcissistic beauty both swollen and congealed. Measuring
progress with tools used to kill, we are species never
achieving austere precision, a coveted balance.

Through expressionists blurred lens of implosion, cascading
through armors of fiction, our gravitas thin, and pale. The eye
of necessity, born hairless, open and guiltless as sky, we situate
an ever growing, living, breathing narration.

Or, we die trying.

The Space Between Then And Tomorrow

Dispatches From 13 Vol I