The dirty teapot stood by the sink.
Junky ink on her zinc skin, yet never was she kin on acquiring water.
Brink Blink Tick Tock!
Companionship slyly sailed to her dock,
in the form of a forbidden friendship.
10 years old in the 5th grade; on one of those days in the then-new millennium, somewhere in the year 2001 I learnt how to care for another being. Unfortunately, after a decade exact details of such childhood memories have become both rusty and old.