When Robert answered the phone he sounded weak, but his voice strengthened as he heard the sound of mine. Even though so much time had passed, we were as we had always been, breathlessly finishing one another's sentences. "I'm going to beat this thing," he told me. I believed him with all my heart.
"I will see you soon," I promised.
"You made my day, Patti," he said as he hung up the phone. I can hear him saying that. I can hear it now.
Fragment uit Just Kids van Patti Smith.