My student is assigning homework now.
I have to do it. Guess it’s only right.
Payback. Call it what you will.
The end result is now I have to do
what he suggests, requests, requires. And I
will not be graded on a curve or on
some arbitrary scale of A to F.
The grade is just a list of possibilities
and probabilities, an ordered rank.
Do this, you get to add a dozen years.
Do that, subtract a few, subtract them all.
The worm has turned and who’s the student now,
and who’s the expert? Who now sets the rules,
and which of us is asking for advice?