A is for Apples

Laura Buccieri

i would make a horrible sign
for a supermarket

lets say i was
the Safeway

forty feet by
thirty feet capital

red block letters
standing tall every day

i am a frustrated
sign itching to yell

to onlookers
i am the wrong way

i am not enough
to describe anything

it is dangerous to think
that i house 

all that you want to contain but i
am only the silent words standing

on the roof unable to really tell
you anything about what’s inside

somehow you were taught to know
that i mean food

that the Safeway is food

but i am so sad today
because i can never say

what i contain
i only represent

while rusting away