Game Enjambment: Waking Up in the Nexus [GIF] (Yume Nikki)

Game Enjambment is a reoccurring poetry series on games and gaming.

The inspiration for this poem stems from Yume Nikki, a surrealist Japanese game about a young girl, Madotsuki, who may be dealing with depression and anxiety. Surrealism, as a style, often relies on manifesting images from our subconscious in order to interpret the self. It is a great tool for examining how we cope or how we don’t cope with our traumas and pains.