Summer Is Fleeting (and Glorious) by Dean Gloster


Over the hiss, hiss, chacka chacka chacka of water sprinklers 

there's the 




of Summer getting away.

So linger just a moment

and listen 

to the echo

of the lost story she whispers

every year:

Time is fleeting,

change is coming,

and, yes, we'll squander this lesson

and our time


and it will be glorious.

Every moment is precious. Every moment with friends, with those you love, is even more so. Hope you've all had a wonderful summer and that its memories warm you, year round.  Be well. 

Dean Gloster is a former stand-up comedian and a former law clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court. His debut YA novel DESSERT FIRST is out from Merit Press/Simon Pulse. School Library Journal called it “a sweet, sorrowful, and simply divine debut novel that teens will be sinking their teeth into. This wonderful story…will be a hit with fans of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars and Jesse Andrews's Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.” His YA short story “Death’s Adopted Daughter” just came out in the anthology Spoon Knife 6: Rest Stop from Autonomous Press. He is working on a new YA novel he hopes will be inclusive, open-hearted, kind, accurate, and thoughtful enough to be banned in Texas and Florida.


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