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Path Lab Poem

A poem I wrote about work in work.

By Chloe GilholyPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
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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.

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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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