I tend to Overwatch my child
As she hovers over her tablet.
She’s fully engrossed,
It appears she’s on a Path to Exile.
Could this be her Destiny?
I can’t believe that to be true.
I can see her potential,
Still as sweet as a Candy Crush.
Strategizing in Minecraft,
I witness her wheels turning.
I still don’t understand,
But I realize my worries are Unreal.
For tonight’s prompt at dVerse, Sarah encouraged us to use names of computer games in our poem. Many names called out to me as I started expressing my experience as a parent watching my child immersed in her tablet. I tend to want to see more out of her, but when I realize how games help, I know my worries are my imagination.