Howie Good

Word Problem

If 1,800 of our soldiers
went into battle,
and only 400 survived,
how many clawed the grass
before they died?

(Please show all your work.)

Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of the full-length poetry collections Lovesick (Press Americana, 2009), Heart With a Dirty Windshield (BeWrite Books, 2010), and Everything Reminds Me of Me (Desperanto, 2011).

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