Meeting sense

Laying on my chair
I join a group that discusses and coordinates
The work, The present, the attitude, the future.
What has been done and what is on the way
Is analyzed and evaluated to the detail,
Nervously and frantically
To remove any initiative and sense of freedom.
Plans are approved and lists checked out
Ready for the next series of experiments and planned discoveries.

Learning to lie amber

Generosity for free

You beg for help,
Your questioning face demands my support
But no please our compliment leaves your mouth,
Hope desperate are you?
How deep is the water you are in?
Is there really no exit in your labyrinth?
I doubt.
I move my hand,
Activate my brain searching for answer
With no value to me.
Here they are to make me feel good about myself and reminds me of my spark.
But You are so small that do not appreciate, you can’t see the effort and the generosity.
How sad is this
How sad for you.

Colour

Add, mix, vortex,
Label and colour-code not to forget
Where the value is.
Time for preparation will pay off
When the colour will change
Or our bubbles rise.

Imaginary

Alone with my thoughts
I fool myself with a brighter future
Where I will not compete in a competitive world
Amber will not control in a controlling world
But is this possible?
I tell myself yes and imagine alternative scenarios
Searching for satisfaction at work.

Digging

In a perpetual race
I dig my memories and my dogmas
Looking for the spark that takes me forward
Shedding light on my new path
And new discoveries.

Aquarelle

Green and pink from the berries and the leaves
Decorate my walk to work.
As a new aquarelle everyday,
Fill my head of surprise and gratitude
For the inspiration they bring to my science
When the lab is still far away.

Unique

Here you are pretty protein
Whose colourless nature
Hides its unique activity.
Water of unsuspected value
Filled with thoughtful care and
Fruit of a winding and windy treasure hunt.
I found you when hope had left
And so many people
As a personal gift of nature.

Heat

Dancing to the beat
I move from sample to sample
With sparkling enzymes cheering for me.
Reacting to the heat
I collect data and errors
Leaving fire and sparks behind me.

Silence

Your silence kills me
And amplifies your expectations in my head
How to think of something cheerful
When everything is wet and sticky?
I will write, I will sing and I smile but not for you.

Anger

In silence I observe and absorb,
The Black smoke you exhale and corrupts me.
I will elaborate later the damage and the pain,
In unluckily situations I cannot foresee,
It will approach the surface and burn you
With the fear and anger I grew.

Blackbird

Head down I run,
mumbling numbers and dreaming a future of independence
I hold my breath and smile.
I know it is not forever and each sigh is crucial.
I will, I'll do, they'll do, I'll go.

Adventure in the lab

Take me to the moon,
Lead me to unexplored science corners
And reward my curiosity.
My heart takes me to the edge
And raises questions I don’t understand,
Is this real? Is this feasible?
I like risk and by adrenaline rushes I am fuelled.
You can see me jumping the edge already.

Safety Rules

The rules of the lab
Don’t apply to life.
I wish there would be safety rules to be enforced
And safety goggles not to see sadness.
I would wear my white coat
And have no fear.
Unluckily not,
You have to figure out the rules
And play your unique game.

Escape

Fast On the train
I escape the lab and find nature.
Sunlight, breeze and spark colours
Tickle my imagination and my dormant rationality.

Explore

You tell me to stop and focus,
To find the core of my research
And its unique settling point.
I am shocked and started at the million usp I see worthy time and money
In front of me.
Why don’t you see it?

Explore

You tell me to stop and focus,
To find the core of my research
And its unique settling point.
I am shocked and started at the million usp I see worthy time and money
In front of me.
Why don’t you see it?

Decision addiction

I always reconsider decisions a million and one times
Looking for the best, the fastest, the most elegant way
That takes me from routine to design
And that give me room to offer my science
With no regret.

Everyday lab

Between uncertainties and errors
I draw my line and lay my questions
While I wait for the eureka
And sigh at the bench.

Solute

The feeling of loss,
Dissolved in water,
Turbulent worthless water
Produces richness and value
In my little salty being.

Affinity

Stick to me because of nature,
Years passed and we grew together,
Always more compatible.
My little hands recognize you,
Refusing the others
While we give life to a new superior entity.

Reacting

Give me oxygen, I cannot breath
Shake me more, shake me faster
Here you are little molecule
I found you.

Precision

On the edge of micrograms
I observe this world
And wonder what matters,
What makes a difference.

Laccase me

Thinking blue, thinking copper,
I sink in rings and oxygen bubbles.
How to describe perfect coordination?
Little hands hold the ion,
Tiny rings lay in you,
And magic happens.

Rationale

A life of rationality is laid by straight questions and sharp answers.
All is planned and the future holds no secret,
For those who live in the lab.
Poked by freedom and creativity,
We follow our instinct and vague experience,
To lift the carpet of discoveries.

Dissemination

Spot the top taste,
Divide the deluding dichotomies,
To tell a tale of lucid technology.
Welcome the reader, put your tools on the table,
and paint your discoveries with only straight lines and rigid angles.
They will read it, they will reason it,
It will happen.

Struggle is my name

Words that tell the truth
But they are not complete
Fall unheard by the students.
Correlations with no soul
Align to my desire.
What is true, what is real?
I open my eyes and become aware
Of value and significance.

Alone in the lab

Stars outside sneak through the blinds
Curious of my flame.
Frenetic and yawning I focus
On the fire and on my hands.
Tiptoeing among the tubes
Double thinking all my movements
Rejecting sleep and doubts
I slowly proceed.

Colony picking

Rescue me from a world of mutants,
you don’t see my beauty and my uniqueness.
Filled with potential here I lie.

On the way to the lab

The sun is shy today
And clouds seem to buffer
The full potential of a day in the lab.
Trepidation takes me there,
Expectations drive my walk to the bench,
Reasoning on unheard hypotheses
Excites my ego and hurries my hands.

Manuscript core

Spell, correct, abbreviate,
Own the judgment,
Respect the community.
Formulas and curves to embrace,
Hypotheses and deductions that drive,
To uncover the hidden beauty of nature.