To the victor,
Belongs the language.
In the color,
Bursts the challenge.
Via the behavior,
Shows the courage.
Upon the paper,
Spills the outrage.
Against the mirror,
Spreads the rouge.
Off the favor,
Takes the damage.
Within the humor,
Stands the footage.
Without the honor,
Defeats the knowledge.
On the floor
Builds the stage.
Under the endeavor,
Survives the image.
By the rumor,
Breaks the marriage.
At the error,
Conceives the judge.
For the major,
Fights the age.
With the metaphor,
Comes the change.


*To Rita Mae Brown, a pioneer and warrior in the revolution of leading a new frontier.*