Unemployed; in dread of the poorhouse; Bodie applied
Far and wide. Umpteen appeals, the sole reply—denied.
Schoolhouse, Cain House, Hotels (near the Shell), and dozens more.
One sample: “Cleanliness and Godliness aren’t at war.”
Seeking absolution, Bodie held fast long past Lent
Yet in the end, moths and rust still gathered. Bodie went.
Take this advice: A dirty conscience craves confession,
Not another sacrifice. Accept intercession.
~ (a work in progress by) Camp Host Chad