Our Nature

By Rebecca Farivar

Listen, the geese
leave, no thought

for the lake, glass jar
stuck in mud.

Cotton bales
stacked in fields--

you white-flower
turncoats, listen--

Rebecca Fariver's first poetry collection, Correct Animal, will be published by Octopus Books in July 2011. She has published poems in Denver Quarterly, 6x6, cold-drill and elsewhere. Farivar MFA '96 currently lives in Bonn, Germany.