All I can say is: Sorry,
that she died without my name.
Now, I'll tell you the whole story
and where I would place the blame.
It's not true, what some are saying,
that I failed to heed her plea.
I was serving in the army
far away across the sea.
When her letters turned more somber,
A Hill resident, the author believes that the appreciation of art should not be influenced by the vagaries or prejudices of biography.