LET’S PLAY AROUND: A game of sleep paralysis
By Maribel Jimenez
Sleep paralysis has been envisioned in art since as early as the 1700s, when it was described as a demonic visitation. But the fear it represents cannot play with women, because we are powerful and control our own dreams.
It’s time to go to sleep. Our dreams become nightmares, living in a bubble with fear fear loves to play around and you’re scared to see the reality dreams are the longest two minutes of your life. Now your body is half asleep and half awake there is a hand wrapping around your neck but you don’t notice; you are out of breath People don't know if it is real or just a dream blood covers your hand, it’s dripping, the blood and the taste of blood is chili sauce There is a gun in a hand with fear It sparkles through the body; the body becomes jello when you touch it. Is it real or is the devil trying to play mind games? Being afraid of the dark it starts as a child and humans think there is a shallow and we go crazy. The body is fighting to wake up but it triggered your mind, and when you wake up nothing happened. Nightmares love to play with you.
Maribel Jimenez is a class of 2020 Girls Write Now mentee based in Bronx, NY.