I’m a student, graduate student (found poem)

Coming to you from the twenty-first wonder that is automated voicemail audio-to-text transcription. I have used editorial license to slightly alter some words, and lightly apply punctuation and line breaks. I have not changed any names to protect the innocent – it seemed unnecessary.


I’m a student, graduate student
ID numbers just try mail
my name is Danny scan, and last week
I spoke to someone I believe

in your office for his name
but we were talking about

determining the facts of newborn pot
and we were actually talking about –

tester tester thinking that
I think you’re typing but then he
mentioned she “PCR” with me
she not specific to the light chrome
time home

I just wanted to ask you
a few questions because I looked up
literature in the protocol
quite unclear and I guess not –
determine test out again
and so I wanted to ask if you
could share with us the total call
and timer sequences I totally
understand if you can but
just wanted to discuss that with you –
please call me back if you can dial.

About Richard Wintle

I am Canadian by heritage, and a molecular biologist and human geneticist by training. My day job is Assistant Director of a large genome centre, where I do various things along the lines of "keeping the wheels on". In my spare time, I tend to run around with a camera, often chasing horses, race cars, musicians, and occasionally, wildlife.
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2 Responses to I’m a student, graduate student (found poem)

  1. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    “she not specific to the light chrome
    time home”

    Sounds like one of the more drug-addled Beatles lyrics. Love it!

  2. Funny, that little chunk of rhyme was making me think more of hip-hop lyrics – Public Enemy perhaps, in a particularly opaque moment.

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