Gripping the stem in the right; invite the thorns to dig up in my lifeline

from Aesop Rock – Commencement (at the Obedience Academy) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The thorns of the rose will dig into his palm, specifically the crease which palm readers refer to as a lifeline. The blood rose could be a beautiful tragedy. Aesop holds tight to such artful pain, even if it shortens his lifespan.

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