Penny Pockets

Samuel D'avila

Westwood High School (Austin, TX)

Loose pockets,

clinking change,

rattled off sounds

a noisy pain.


Wearing wealth

burning holes

loose leafed backs

strapped tight under lock,

no key.


Grubby green,


a reduced cycle

hurts all the same.


Got change?


Pockets burned

on the corner still.


Samuel D'Avila is currently a senior at Westwood High School (Austin, TX, USA) and an avid participant in his school community. He enjoys the humanities and plans to attend university for anthropology at either University of Texas at Austin or Saint John's University in Santa Fe New Mexico.