You know you’re cooked
When school starts tomorrow
And you still haven’t finished your homework
That you had to finish a month ago
But you know your procrastination
Was for a good cause,
Because the joy of completing homework
Could never replace the joy of the memories you made.
Lazily strolling across the park
And the early morning dew on the grass
Gently kissing the soles of your feet.
Going out and doing things for pure fun
Never caring about the consequences;
Just living in the moment and forgetting everything else.
Stepping out of your comfort zone,
Doing frightening things,
And coming out stronger than before.
But most importantly,
The friends you made
And the friends you let go of
Feeling grateful and happy for them all.
And at the end of the summer vacation,
After all the highs and lows,
After all the pure and crazy joy,
On the last day of summer,
You think to yourself,
“Summer wasn’t half as bad as I thought it would be.”