This is a found poem created from Amy Tan’s essay “Fish Cheeks” . The found poem exhibits Tan’s conflict with her family and furthermore, her conflict and shame of her culture. In this passage, Tan’s family and the minister’s family were enjoying Christmas Eve dinner. Throughout the dinner, Tan’s family shows traditional Chinese culture which was seen as rude in American culture which caused Tan to be inwardly ashamed and exasperated with her family.