It’s Labor Day!

Labor Day, by Will T. Laughlin (1994)

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It’s Labor Day! It’s Labor Day!
And school is only a day away!
I thought the Summer was here to stay,
But it’s Labor Day! It’s Labor Day!

Panic. Panic. Panic.
I feel like I’m on the Titanic:
       I’m silently sinking,
       And all that I’m thinking
is Panic. Panic. Panic.

They say it’s September, but I
Don’t even remember July.
       One moment it’s June,
       Then it’s over too soon
And the Summer is saying, “Goodbye!”

It’s Labor Day! It’s Labor Day!
And school is only a day away!
The world is ashen and grim and grey,
For it’s Labor Day! It’s Labor Day!

Dread. Dread. Dread
Of Reading & Math & Phys. Ed.
       They say my new teacher’s
       A terrible creature
With eyes in the back of her head.

There are Back-to-School sales at the Mall,
But I can’t understand it at all!
       “It must be an error,”
       I whisper in terror.
I run, but my legs are too small —
       I suddenly stumble,
       And head-first I tumble;
I’m carried away by the Fall!