"And asked what she wanted- light in her eyes, a smile staring at the corners of her mouth. I fingered a nickel in my pocket, and when she lifted a chocolate That cost a dime, I didn't say anything. I took the buckle from my pocket, then an orange, and set them quietly on the counter. When I looked up, The lady's eyes met mine, and held them, knowing very well what it was all about." (second stanza)
This poem contributes to my theme because the boy with the oranges had an aspiration to get the girl and he has to make a sacrifice. He had to sacrifice an orange so he then could've gotten the girl. The boy knew that if he got the girl he'd be satisfied with reaching his aspiration.