STORMS have beaten on this point of
And ships gone to wreck here
and the passers-by
with talk on the deck at
as they near it.
Fists have beaten on the face of this
And his battles have held the sporting pages
and on the street they
indicate him with their
right fore-finger as one
who once wore
a championship belt.
A hundred stories have been published
and a thousand rumored
About why this tall dark man has divorced two beautiful
And married a third who resembles the first two
and they shake their heads and say, "There he
when he passes by in sunny weather or in rain
along the city streets.