The Missing Child: Picnic at Hanging Rock (Joan Lindsay, 1967 / Peter Weir, 1975 / Larysa Kondracki, 2018)
There’s a poem whose last line I recite, over and over, on bad news days. It’s by Lucille Clifton, and it was published in 1999, shortly after Columbine.
another child has killed a child
and i catch myself relieved that they are
white and i might understand except
that i am tired of understanding…
The poem is called “The Times.” Like “The New York ____,”…