Check your closets and your drawers;
Summer's end is almost here.
Labor Day’s the signal
Certain clothes must disappear.
For we know the custom dictates
That this holiday’s approach
Means that if you’re still in flip-flops,
You’ll be viewed with some reproach.
And whoever wrote the rule book
Felt that he or she was right
When declaring after Labor Day,
No one should dress in white.
When you choose tomorrow’s outfit,
Pick white shorts or pants and shoes,
For the days are numbered when those clothes
Are ones you’re free to choose.
Just don’t say I didn’t warn you
If you give in to caprice;
Flaunting white September second
Will bring on the fashion police!
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