Lab coat

Dots of unknown colour,

Stains of never-studied proteins

Are my medals.

On my chest and around my arm,

They Tell a recent story of fight and explosions.

Invincible in the way,

standing strong through the washings ,

A Memento of the past and a map to my future.

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Reason on me

You try to follow

But cannot grasp the subtle logic.

A simple experiment

Marked my day and my work forever.

Will that results define me? My career?

Will this topic be me forever?

Changing road is hard,

when success strikes.

Experimental hug

The big Windows let the sun in

And give perspective to my efforts

In the lab.

What seems massive and crucial,

Might be tomorrow forgotten.

Knee deep in my days,

I find comfort in a perfect plan

And lots of clean glassware.

Slide confusion

Numbers and colours

Fight each other on my slide.

Voices get silent

And bulletpoints get longer

Worth words telling a story

That built in the lab.

Glass and plastic have cuddled

Liquids of value

And proteins of temperament.

Breaking

Your body whispers

A break is needed.

Reluctant and fearful

You move your body

while your mind conputes

and forecasts experimental results.

The coffee is warm

Yet fades quickly

In the run to a career.

After work

My arms are crossed
And my thoughts far away
When the bell rings.
The day is over
Or does it start?
I head home and fill the last hours
With tenderness and personality
Until the sleep comes
And my heart holds a list
With minute-long experiences and small memories.