Sakau

In archipelagic Micronesia,
Where the climate oughtta please ya,
There's an island lush and rare—
Called "Pohnpei" (by those who care).
Its people drink a pepper drink
That makes them calm and helps them think:
A turbid ooze that numbs the lips
Of guests so gamely taking sips.
And they say that it's so viscous
Cuz it's made from the hibiscus
(Second cousin of the fellow
Whose root had made the first marshmallow),
Which is why it forms a slime
You wouldn't serve at suppertime….
But 'fore you go off there and brag, ya
Oughtta know this stuff'll gag ya.
So if you're goin' to Mircronesia,
Better bring milk of magnesia.

                        —Taste-Sip-Gag

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