“Final Exam” by Jared Forsyth

The final exam will be administered
at random
you will be notified
at least halfway through
each time
that it is taking place

Cheating is
and any corners cut
will teach you
about the shape of the world

Lecture notes
will only be helpful
if written on your heart
and you must balance preparation time
between private study
and public practice

Collaboration is
though the timing
of your tests
will not always line up

Feedback will be provided
each time you remember
and sometimes when you do not

I am, like the rest of you
excited to see
how the earth will pass.