Alexander Ruocco

Cut List

You can’t cut me coach,
I’ve already quit.
I’m leaving this team,
And you can’t stop me.

Losing a player like me
Is extremely hard, I know.
The reason I’m retiring is simple.
I’m just too good for this team.

I’ve tallied more points,
More rebounds, more steals,
Than any player on this team,
Or even better, in this league.

And it’s all coming with me.
My shot, my agility, my height,
And most importantly,
My modest disposition.

So go ahead,
Try to cut me.
But I’m already gone, Coach,
And for that, I apologize.




[TABLE OF CONTENTS, LHS CLASS OF 2010 EDITION]


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