The dux of Adversity University can’t be cut
by your profane sneer and tough guy strut.
At five foot nothing,
she’s as imposing as the Rock of Gibraltar,
and more thrilling than any theme park
in this galaxy.
She was a tadpole in the reservoir
you forgot to poison,
much stronger than anyone knew.
Tears are her afterburners.
Encourage, undermine, disparage,
tell her she’s lost without marriage,
it’s all intersellar rocket fuel to her.