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Path Lab Poem

A poem I wrote about work in work.

By Chloe GilholyPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
Path Lab Poem
Photo by Julia Koblitz on Unsplash

We are blood transfusion and haematology,

specimen reception, coagulation and biochemists

saying all this makes me feel very bright


We wait for all the couriers to bring our GP work

though the pods are never-ending, phone calls non-stop

and we do our best to keep our lab coats white


we get all sorts of tubes and specimens

the blood vacutainers come in many colours

it’s often a surprise that makes it an interesting night.


We book the samples in by scanning

cards and tubes on big computers

and hope the labels don’t tear or fight


I once heard on the radio last week

about a specimen pot in a jacket potato

what was inside will give you a fright


Sometimes it’s calm, but we’re often busy

here in the Path Lab, we’re the best MLAs

cause at the end of the day, it’s always alright.

performance poetry

About the Creator

Chloe Gilholy

Former healthcare worker and lab worker from Oxfordshire. Author of ten books including Drinking Poetry and Game of Mass Destruction. Travelled to over 20 countries.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran3 months ago

    Specimen pot in a jacket potato? Lol. Loved your poem!

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