why is a Palestinian life less valuable than that of an Israeli?
why is 2 months into love as painful as 16 years into marriage?
why do read receipts exist and what sick fuck invented them?
why is the SAT no longer scored on a 1600 scale?
why does my father sound like a 16 year old boy who’s breaking up with me on the phone when he tells me he’s trying to make it work with my mother?
why did their voices crack?
why, while their cracked voices made equally deep cuts in me, did the cut of my father’s admission scab over so much faster than the admission of an Israeli boy I loved?
why are English and math considered opposites when they both rely on synthesis and eventual wholeness?
why do we use a base 10 system?
why do we use the heart metaphor?
why are loving and liking inversely proportionate over time?
and why is 16 years in to marriage so similar to 16 years into life?