2024 Melinda Wyers
Welcome to Y2KQ!

My Purple Game Boy Color

K.G. Munro

Nights spent playing Pokemon blue
In my poster cladded room
Giggling as I sat in front of my bulky TV
Trying to see my Game Boy screen,
But trying to keep it down,
Before my aunty and her cliff-shaped hair
Catch me out. Playing my purple Game Boy Color.
A plastic and fidgety device, they called it atomic,
1998 slang I guess, but it helped me beat every
gym leader, and eventually the elite four,
Thank goodness for,
The save file I erased and filled up over and over again
Thankfully it never corrupted,
I kept it in my wardrobe and sometimes under my bed
The slight jingle of the synthesized music in my head
Appears sometimes as a reminder of those days
I’ll never forget when I was just a kid,
Playing games on their little Game Boy Color.

K.G. Munro is an author and poet. Here are a few of her writing credits: Indian Periodical, Ink Pantry, Chewers & Masticadores, The Wombat Post, Pawners Papers, Reformed Journal, FreshOutMag, The Wee Sparrow Press, Spillwords, VSANA, Scottish Book Trust, Mad In America, Earthly Comforts, FeversOfTheMind, and Humans Of The World Blog.

Back to Issues
Read More by this Author