Lefty Ruggiero.

I have paid too many dues,
left out to dry like Lefty;
no time for us it seems—
dreams: for the dumb & poor.

Hand to mouth, foot to ass,
I’ve worked like a slave;
tell me all about your dues
boy, I paid mine like Left did.

Cried myself to sleep, years;
should have ended it;
put that work in like Lefty—
only winners, losers in the end.