For all of you who are held in thrall to Starbucks and Pumpkin spice –
I double checked, it’s August still
Yet scrolling down my Facebook wall
It seems I’m wrong, it’s really Fall.
Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger – nice.
Cloves and allspice – maybe not,
Still, in pie it hits the spot.
Coffee, sure, that’s de rigueur
But sprays and soaps and lotions, Yikes!
The world seems made of pumpkin spice.
Old fashioned folks like me protest!
Pumpkin spice in pie is best,
Please leave it out of all the rest.
© 2018 Grace St. Clair