Oh, to be chosen; I had been hoping
for a turn to beckon you. Hear my call–hurry,
we’re running out of time. I am tethered, ready
to receive you. When you come,
unhook me and hold me close.
And now you’re here, with me
in your hand. I cup your face
as we anticipate a safe exit.
for just a moment. Listen:
Trinity may be the love of your life,
but I am your lifeline.
I’ll take you home.
Alyssa Jocson Porter is a Filipina American writer, community college librarian, and an expert in nostalgia. She also has a crush on Neo. Twitter: @itsuhLEEsuh