Citrus

Citrus is the word
For plants that flower
Oranges, Lemons
Grapefruits, Limes

Cultivated
Since ancient times
Tangerines are in there
Somewhere

Evergreen shrubs
With spiny shoots
Their fruit covered
In a zesty leather

Do they make
Lemon couches?
Spur heeled boots
Of orange peels?

These coastal growers
Fight scurvy
The little-known
Buddha’s hand stretches
In pell-mell clusters
Like squid tentacles

Piling goodness
In autumn shade
Peel a seedless
Clementine, a
Complex aroma
To enjoy.

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