by joetwo

My Labcoat used to be white

Pristine polystyrene gleaming in the fluorescent lights

But that was a long time ago

What was once white is  now a grubby grey

Highlighted with a number of distinct stains

The odd cut and burn mark

A history of spills and near misses

Each discolouration is a memory

Either good or bad

A story of an academic life

Told tea-leaf-like in stains

A history coated on fabric