Take Your Hat Off

Baseball cap
Trucker hat
Snapback
Whatever you call that thing
On your head,
At the dinner table,
Take your hat off.

Respectful
Politeness
Civility
Whatever you call that thing
Regarding admiration and tradition,
At the dinner table,
Take your hat off.

Undisciplined
Sloppy
Disorderly
Whatever you call that thing
My Marine daughter observed on leave,
At the dinner table,
Take your hat off.

Show some courtesy
Hold some regard
Observe some honor
Whatever you call that thing
My WWII Navy veteran father would expect,
At the dinner table,
Take your hat off.

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