THE HI U MOTEL


A couple can stay there for 17 bucks per night,
At least cockroaches shun it and bedbugs don't bite,

As accommodations go, it has long since gone,
My friend's folks once owned it -- then they passed it on,

It hasn't been remodeled since back in the fifties,
The beds are original, springs saggers and shifties,

You just can't sleep there, impossible, believe me,
Like it was in the forties, the owners can't deceive me,

If you're ever in Ephrata... readers, remember well,
Stay away from the uninhabitable Hi U Motel.

                                                       by D. Edgar Murray