Rebecca Farivar


I didn’t drink
the sour milk

and still I’m sick.
It’s a reflection

of my character.
I understand

why an insect
would eat

its own viscera
why a rodent

would swallow
its young.

Rebecca Farivar is the author of Correct Animal (Octopus Books, 2011) and chapbooks Am Rhein (Burnside Review, 2013) and American Lit (Dancing Girl Press, 2011). She holds an MFA from St. Mary's College of California and hosts the podcast Break The Line. Currently, she lives in Oakland, California