Behold now! The original! The first!
safe resistance to electrical heat,
early plastic pioneer, a preserved
combined phenol and formaldehyde feat.
Once, whispering – sweet nothings in your ear,
once, fingers – fumbling for you in the dark,
searching your switch to let the light in.
Now, museum piece that once was so near,
declared historic chemical landmark,
you’re a fashion statement for retro resin.