a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

6th December

Studio version (3:52)

Dear Father,
There can be no doubt.
The outcome of the operation was conclusive.
They couldn't remove it.
In two days, I start the chemotherapy.
I don't rate my chances.
I'm too young, much too young.
It's growing, I know it.
Why me?
Why now?
For what reason?
I've sent Anna away.
Her things are standing in the hall -
Boxes of books and a suitcase.
She gave me a picture from Italy.
I've hung it above Grandad's sofa.
Otherwise, the rooms are empty.
Clinical, as you'd say.
How apt.

Don't worry, I'm strong.
Your son.