The turning of the personal worm

I have a theory that everybody has a personal worm, as in the worm that turns. Many people who do not deserve to, do well in life and many who don’t do well, deserve to.

But eventually, our personal worm turns and, by and large, we wind up getting what we deserve. For Linda Paston’s family their personal worms are about to turn

Marks by 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.

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