No Weapons Found

No Weapons Found

Black and blue figures burst in
Guns ready to blast
Tear apart my brother’s room
and home
Whirlwind of chaos and trauma
No Weapons Found

They killed my brother
Truth may never be known
We are Muslims 
We are Black
That is our crime
Even though
No Weapons Found

(c) Hedy Tripp January, 2020

About the Author

Hedy Tripp

Hedy Tripp was born in 1948 in Singapore. In her work she discusses early life in Singapore, family history, going to school in Singapore, getting married and divorced, coming to the United States, getting remarried in the United States, moving to Saint Cloud, Minnesota. worries about racism in Saint Cloud, teaching, comparing the educational systems in the United States and Singapore, working for groups such as the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum , having breast cancer, and calling Minnesota home.