Buddha’s Hand (or, A Citron Variety from Whole Foods)

The oldest member of the citrus family
reaches out, though it hails from far-away
India and parts of China. Sensitive
to frost, heat, drought, but no burden
to the tree. Juiceless, seedless beneath
its sunny rind, waggles its stasis
of funny feeling fingers. It says
Zest my skin for powerful flavor.
File my fingerprints. Go ahead.
I am offering.