Noisy job, noisy pals

I bounce in my day

from a not-so-shy alarm clock

To a vibrating train,

Reaching whistling bus.

Arrived, I am now protected

By peers and furniture.

Only the instruments do not collaborate

And offer me agitation, shaking, bubbling, and stirring

On a silver platter.

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In the woods of the lab

In the woods the silence is a guest
Of squirrels and blackbirds.
Silence announces danger
And my hair stand up
Like marmots
Ready to react.
Tiny noises from near and far are safety
Reminding you life in all its scales
And an environment you can trust.
This natural noise oscillation
Is vital also in the lab
Where activities soak in small words
And results come from focused questions.