Linda Pastan

Here you will find the Poem Marks of poet Linda Pastan


My husband gives me an A
for last night's supper, 
an incomplete for my ironing, 
a B plus in bed.
My son says I am average, 
an average mother, but if
I put my mind to it
I could improve.
My daughter believes 
in Pass/Fail and tells me
I pass. Wait 'til they learn
I'm dropping out.