Ophelia Bodelia listened how most people do —
In spurts. Thoughts wandered; although, words and phrases did too.
So charming, in a young child, this “hearing” in reverse.
“Hearing” turned to “thinking”? Less a blessing, more a curse.
Bodie’s Pa urged her, “Always mean everything you say.”
She confused the order: said things first, meant them in delay.
Irony! Such a path Young Bodie would not endorse,
Who mangled the phrase, “Don’t put your heart before the course.”
~ (a work in progress by) Camp Host Chad
Previously | (To Be Continued)