Regular students just get paper cuts.
plaster knife cuts
from digging out cured appliances from their plaster moulds
melted wax dripping down the wax knife onto my skin
from whirring burs slipping along one hand onto the other
And then there’s the
ever present danger of
needle prick injury
Three marks short essay question, how to manage needle stick injury from confirmed patient of hepatitis B?
The answer is get an antibody shot pronto, blood titer checked, Engerix B booster dose if needed.
But you don’t need to know that
because you’re busy sucking on your paper cut
cursing that darned paper clip for stepping out of line.
(A little something I wrote in November 2014.)