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June 30, 2019

Happy Haiga Day!

Okay, I know better than to write a "hit-you-over-the-head-with-a-lesson" poem, but I got carried away. I can't tell you the number of times, over the past six months, I've seen photos of plastic trash in oceans and other waterways. It is truly horrifying to think of the wildlife being harmed, not to mention the pollution of a valuable resource--water. If we don't address the issue soon, we are doomed, thus, the need for didacticism (and this subpar poem).

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A Word Problem

Twenty-seven plastic
straws weigh an ounce,
and, each year eight
million tons of plastic
end up in our oceans.
Only two percent
of that eight million
is made up of straws.

Before setting up the
equations, first identify
the problem needing
a solution. Is it a matter
of ounces, pounds, and
tons of straws, or are
you overthinking it?
Could it simply be you?

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