BecauseTheyAre (to Buster and Chamomile)

Why is it

That when I

Have dreams about

My long gone

Pets I wake

Up with the

Same heavy dull

Heartbreak of loss

And welling tears

As if I’ve

Rediscovered the death

Of my dearest

Dearest loved ones

Because they are

At my age

Nightmares are often

About the death

Of lost love

Creating an ache

I cannot shake

Frightened to sleep

And remember again