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.
Ashley Miranda is a Guatemalan/Mexican poet & teacher from Chicago. Her debut poetry collection Thirteen Jars: How Xt’actani Learned to Speak was published by Another New Calligraphy. Her chapbook dolores in spanish is pain, dolores in lolita is a girl is forthcoming with Glass Poetry Press. She tweets impulsive poetry and other musings @dustwhispers and you can learn more about her work at agirlaloof.com.