Off the Shelf, Poetry Thursdays
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If I don’t text back

please don’t think it’s you,

it’s the abundance of info

that I must go through.

It’s the never ending emails

on 4 separate accounts.

The WhatsApp and GroupMe’s 

and more I can’t pronounce.

There are even some apps

I’ve yet to install,

there’s too much to see

with just two eyeballs.

There’s the news notifications

and meeting reminders.

Plus, I get distracted

when I see spiders.

So I sincerely apologize

if I seem aloof,

and I acknowledge that this is

a poor witted excuse.

But I’ll be around soon

so have no fear,

since I graduate med school

in less than a year.

And then I’ll have time!

Well, kinda, we’ll see. 

Since then I’ll be in 

intern year of residency.

Poetry Thursdays is an initiative that highlights poems by medical students. If you are interested in contributing or would like to learn more, please contact our editors.

Holly Ingram (11 Posts)

Medical Student Editor and Contributing Writer

East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine

Holly Ingram is a fourth-year medical student at the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine in Greenville, North Carolina. In 2016, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology with minors in chemistry and anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her free time, Holly enjoys playing soccer and visiting waterfalls. After medical school, Holly would like to pursue a career in pediatrics.