Etcetera 19.

In the bullpen — there’s got to be a jar of instant coffee in here somewhere.

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The team doctor prescribed the swimmers two cups of decaf before bedtime.

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A nose plugged with coffee beans is no way to climb a mountain.

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Sprinting through the coffee farm — there’s an awful lot of coffee in Brazil.

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The authorities found trace amounts of coffee in the dirt biker’s gas tank.

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Andre the Giant drank all the coffee.

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They’re smashing bottles of coffee down at the batting cages.

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Who spilled java on champ’s trainers?

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After that espresso, the archer lost his aim.

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M. is a ranked squash player, and he’s angling for a Folgers sponsorship.

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Nobody’s doing any gymnastics until that puddle of coffee gets wiped off the mat.

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We named our sailboat Coffee, and now we’d like to race.

Written By

Joshua Baldwin is an editor at Eephus. He is the author of The Wilshire Sun, a novella. His writing has appeared in The Paris Review, n+1, The Brooklyn Rail, Chicago Review, Prelude, and elsewhere. He lives in Los Angeles. Reach him at josh@eephusmag.com.

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