I found myself under a hot red light surrounded by smoke, salt in the air as if I were on a ship in the middle of a storm tossed around by the imbalance of the sea, the hallway a long passage crowded with people unaffected I rocked from one side to the other in suffocating heat my face in flames, hair stuck to backs of necks, smokey silhouettes danced to sounds of sex, bodies covered in sweat, spread lips and saliva soaked into skin. I sense the danger in their presence and the violence of their intent and that’s when a light goes off, chills go through my feverish limbs, secrets of our sins are hidden in lives no longer but fresh in memories of those above. I tried to run to escape the spinning room, outstretched hands, a crimson blur down the hallway, then finally out the door into oblivion, I found myself alone.
Brianna Vigil (aka Jasmine Felix) graduated with a B.A. in Liberal Studies and a double minor in Creative Writing and Psychology from Antioch University in 2018. She took her first poetry class at Antioch and fell in love with the craft. In addition to being a writer, she is also a photographer, actress, and model. You can view her creative endeavors on her website, jasminesroom.com.