Tag: humor


Not falling for autumn

The artificial pumpkin syrup twirls like a cyclone in my coffee. It settles unevenly, giving it the look of the yellowing leaves of the hostas outside the library. As I sip my brew, a vaguely spicy sweetness rests on my tongue. Corn syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger: Café Mac’s simulacrum for the gourds that stand out…