Painted sheets of dove white metal was usual.
He had porcelain, not bad just different,
different way to heat up or dry things.
No magnets holding photos stuck to memory,
just twine holding on odd words and phrases
and sounds. Yet memories jagged and unchronological,
popped in from time to time, sometimes like Mammie
on a Friday afternoon. A new engrossing topic,
a new coloured string to attempt to tie things in place.
Porcelain is delicate, beautiful for creative activities
but magnets just don't work. Sometimes it's best
to leave the heating off, as the memories
might burn, and crack the ceramics.
Written by Maya, age 15, as part of Youth Word Up 2017