Reann Murphy

What we know is scant:

A little girl plays in the snow
In a trailer park
In Ohio

She goes missing
They look for her
Only to find
Her too late.

Years ago I lived and worked in a community where a little girl was found murdered and discarded in a dumpster.

This seems to be defining: how do we respond to any story of any child murdered and treated like trash?

Do we mourn? Do we demand justice? Do we search for answers?

Or do we distance ourselves from our poverty–moral or tangible, and say,

not my kid, not my problem?