Photo: Sagittal section of nose, mouth, pharynx, and larynx.
From Gray's Anatomy 1918 edition
The motions of the tongue, the moves
that constitute a sip. With aid of lip
the blade relays a roll and curl
from cup to tip. A snaking
belly-dance and mambo, throat
to gut the things we swallow.
Tit or tat or bitter batter, lemony
lemon-free lemonade. Push pause,
rewind, play back slo-mo,
now cue it. Take it from
the glass. Joe, make it
dry and spritz it sour, salt
the rocks and shake the ocean. Make
the motions of the tongue, the moves
that constitute polite.