"Why did your plant die?
You walked too close, you trod on it,
You dropped a piece of sod on it.
You hoed it down, you weeded it.
You planted it the wrong way up,
you grew it in a yogurt cup.
But you forgot to make the hole;
The soggy compost took its toll.
September storm, November drought.
It heaved in March, the roots popped out.
You watered it with herbicide.
You scattered bonemeal fr and wide.
You walked too close, you trod on it.
You dropped a piece of sod on it."
- David Godine, from A Gardener Obsessed