Improvisation

Rebecca Law

“Understand that the only possession of any value is life”
Andre Gide

My lover is a dream bear that holds my failures inside its 
chest like a dead secret. At night, he vocalises in his sleep, 
uttering, at whim, a loud sound like a clearing of his throat; 

whereas by day, lovingly dear, he is completely silent. My lover 
is a dream bear who is fat but neat as a prize, holding my hands 
like a dancer who spins like he knows every single room.



Rebecca Kylie Law holds a PhD from UWS. She has published six collections of poetry with Picaro Press, Interactive Publications, Ginninderra Press and Wipf & Stock. Individual poems, reviews, interviews and articles have been published in numerous journals Australia and overseas. She works as a freelance writer and private English teacher.

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