Buddha’s Hand In The West

I saw the hand of Buddha
In a produce aisle
In California

Gnarly yellow fingers
Bursting from the center
Hinting at ancient wisdom

Gardener’s secrets
Years of sweat-strong labor
Wave at those who notice

While others look to the
Apple or some
Bananas for nourishment

Passing by
On the treasures
Of the Orient

Those who know
What makes them grow
Revel in the zest.

2 responses to “Buddha’s Hand In The West

  1. I’ve seen the hand of Buddha in my supermercato, I swear.

  2. It’s a weird fruit, I have been playing with making flavored olive oil out of it.


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