Carnal Knowledge

when we married
we didn’t know

how to cook
or make love

but tonight
that barbecued trout

butterflied, buttered,
charred, herbaceous

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Las Vegas, Floyd Cheung is author of the chapbook Jazz at Manzanar (Finishing Line Press, 2014). He teaches the fierce, thoughtful, and creative students of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. https://www.smith.edu/academics/faculty/floyd-cheung