A couple checked into a room
In some small town hotel.
They settled in but were disturbed
By some unpleasant smell.
They checked the bathroom – it was clean.
The closet was, as well;
But clearly there was something off –
Just what, they couldn’t tell.
Before they turned the bedspread back,
To cozy up a spell,
The husband peeked beneath the bed
And let out quite a yell.
His wife crouched down and what she saw
Was something to repel –
There was a corpse, perhaps the room’s
Most recent clientele.
This story’s true and creeps me out –
There is no parallel.
As for the couple, I’m quite sure
They beat a fast farewell.
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