after E. E. Cummings’s “[i like my body when it is with your]”
i like my mind when it is with your
mind. it is so quite a new thing.
ideas better and imagination more.
i like your neocortex. i like how it thinks,
i like its hmms. i like to follow the twists
of your thought and its tangents, and the reflective
-self-aware ness and which I will
again and again and again
consider, i like considering this and that of your brain,
i like, slowly probing the, shocking synapses
of your electric neurons, and what-is-it comes
over parting hemispheres…And amygdalae big love-crumbs,
and possibly i like the thrill
of with me you quite so smart
FLOYD CHEUNG is author of the chapbook Jazz at Manzanar (Finishing Line Press, 2014). His poems have appeared in qarrtsiluni, Rhino, and other journals. He teaches in the Department of English and American Studies Program at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.