I knew you could hurt me, but I didn’t pull back. I complimented and caressed your petals. I made sure that everything I said and did was for your benefit, water and sunlight for your soul. All I really wanted was to see you grow, but I guess I wasn’t as good of a gardener as I hoped to be. I hope whoever has you in their care next does a much better job.
— Maxwell Diawuoh | Rose