A Poem for My Terminally Ill Dog, Llorón

This is just a bad dream
wake me up
wake me up
It can't be you, not you, it's too soon.

My shadow, my sweet, smart, funny boy
the one that has brought me so much joy

Please don't let it be his time
please let there be a miracle
let him be fine

Please, please please let this be just a bad dream
my sweet boy
merely hugging you calms the panic in me
now the thought of losing you won't let me be

I love you beyond time and space
but please, here and now, a little mercy, a little grace

Don't let it be the end
I'm not ready to say goodbye to my special friend.