Mosquitoes in My Motel Room

(Biloxi MS)

by Carl Lahser

When I opened the door and turned on the light
mosquitoes were lurking just waiting to bite.

I swatted and squashed for a minute or two
and they disappeared right into the blue.

I turned on the sink and flushed out a couple
and one from the overflow compounded my trouble.

When I turned on the tub three more were washed out
and two more flew out of the drain with a pout.

They hid in the drapes and under the chairs
and hummed about blood that soon would be theirs.

Stop! I can't take any more.
I threw on some clothes and ran out the door

to find a bug bomb
to kill these blood sucking ladies and even their mom.

I sprayed half a can.  There. That should be enough
that is, if these swamp ladies were not super tough.

I backed out the door to wait 'til they died
but out in the courtyard was one I could ride

so I ran for the car and left the same night 
straight back to West Texas where tall tales don't bite.

Mosquitoes in My Motel Room by Carl Lahser

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