In his dream, Patroclus saw Achilles’ armour burning on a pyre.
Next day, Achilles’ protest was over; he’d fight the Trojans after breakfast.
Patroclus dressed in Achilles’ armour.
All day he fought like a god.
Until Death picked him for herself.
And Achilles placed his armour on Patroclus’ pyre.
A tribute to his lover’s valour.