If you haven’t had Ski
you don’t know 
how just thinking about it
gives you a headache 

You see it in the supermarket 
out of town 
and buy it on impulse 
questioning your own motives 

Apparently it cooks down 
a lot faster than Coke
makes your unsuspecting barbecue chicken 
smell like tire rubber
the bottom of the pot a tar pit

But it still tastes like home