Choosing Work Over Sleep

The alarm goes off and it wakes Jasmine up but she doesn’t want to get off of her bed. ‘Just a few more minutes,’ she tells herself after every five minutes that pass by. But she can’t stay in bed all day. She can’t stay home. Jasmine has to go to work. She must go. She needs to, she’s told. She goes to work for the money and nothing else. Money for food and rent. Money for the car’s gas and insurance. The money she makes she uses to take herself back to that miserable place. To a place where the boss isn’t really in charge and her coworkers act like children. Jasmine rather stay in bed than go back to that zoo but the alarm keeps going off, telling her that it’s time to go.


By Blanca Snow