Game Enjambment is a reoccurring poetry series on games and gaming.
A game called Shining in the Darkness seems
Like it would give more hope than passageways
Where torches are the only lucent beams
Inside a wicked, monster-riddled maze
That seeks to dominate, befuddle, craze
The would-be hero. In this dungeon crawl,
The senses falter. Hours stretch to days.
Beware the wildness where the mazeways sprawl,
Each mythologic creature-ridden hall
That doubles back upon itself. No rest
When faced against another rigid wall.
No breaks. What lack of brightness on this quest!
The darkness and humanity combine
To prove that we must be the ones to shine.
Katherine Quevedo was born and raised just outside of Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her husband and two sons. Her poetry has appeared in NonBinary Review, Songs of Eretz Poetry Review, The Decadent Review, and elsewhere, and her speculative fiction has appeared in various anthologies and magazines, including Apparition Literary Magazine, Short Édition’s Short Circuit, and GigaNotoSaurus. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys playing old-school video games, watching movies, singing, belly dancing, and making spreadsheets. Find her at www.katherinequevedo.com.