*Not one of my best, I think, but I needed to vent over the loss of a true friend. It’s always amazing how much animals/pets can impact your world*
R.I.P Jay, the bearded dragon!
My heart shattered at your lost soul,
the empty shell still holds your smile,
but there is no flicker in those eyes,
no turn of the head as if to say
“God, what the fuck are you doing today?”
Just the remains of a friendship
that transcends species, removes death.
You were more my kin than most humans,
Who lived for life, crickets and blueberries.
But now, just a photo and an empty shell,
death comes to us all in turn, but some hearts
leave a mark bigger than the vessel
that carried them.
Poem © Phen Weston 2015