Ode to John

Immersed
in the game the Revelator
I watch
as the Word rides a wave
that I must catch
the exact moment it crests
or else
I die
and must try again,

but of course
I never catch the wave
and possess the Word
no matter how hard I try-
I always press the wrong buttons
or my timing is off-
and am doomed to die eternally.