The Ultimate List of Whys

And Just Why Is That?

L.T. Garvin
2 min readApr 13


Why, why then
do certain things exist on the Earth today:
carnivorous wasps
flying spiders

Why is war allowed?
and potholes?
not to mention sinkholes, large enough to swallow a house….
Why hurricanes?
and Lymphoma?

Why the constant muscle-pulled pain of hips?
the bum knee?
Why did the dog plow through the fence to break someone’s back?

Why oh why, are their anchovies? Why ruin a pizza with pineapple?
Why isn’t there a true ice cream that tastes like floating heaven without sugar and fat?
Why aren’t there truly decent writing jobs that you can really do from home?
Why does hair fall out, belly fat increase while noses and ears continue to grow throughout human life?
Why does the beautiful neighbor with sad, blue eyes continue to drink after the lights go out?
Why doesn’t Covid, that virus hoodlum, mass murderer just get the flip out of here?
Why does murder happen? Who tf does that??

Why is Russia’s Putin possessed to possess?
And why doesn’t God show up or an alarm sound for all of his transgressions?
Why are whales dying in polluted oceans?
Why do coyotes kill our pets?
Why can’t we have healthcare?
Why don’t we care for all people?

Why does life which flings snips of chaos, snips of bad judgment, and basic chance end as quickly as a light bulb goes out?
The here, the whys, the saga….
and the world dances
tides continue
and questions, heavy like iron ore,
are part of what we carry.

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L.T. Garvin

Lana Broussard writing as L.T. Garvin , Author -English Teacher - ESL Tutor — Writes Fiction, Poetry, and Various Articles on the Quandries of Life.