I thought I heard her flap her ears
That day when I awoke
I thought I heard her by my side
That day when I first spoke
I thought I felt her lick my face
‘Get up, the day’s begun’
I thought I saw her wag her tail
But there was only one
I thought I felt her paw my arm
Hanging out the side
I thought I heard her almost purr
There by my bedside
I thought she rolled over on her back
Was it my imagination?
I thought she smiled, that soft way she does
Must have been my re-creation
‘Hello, my friend, how are you today?
Did you have a good night sleep?’
And when I realised she wasn’t there
It almost made me weep.