What can the delicate pen of a poetess do against two buffalo horns?

One such duel recently took place on the steps of the Capitol in Washington.

How it ends will determine my further life.

The pen belongs to Emma Lazarus.

Her poem "The New Colossus" adorns the base of the Statue of Liberty in front of New York.

It says:

Give me your tired, your poor, your enslaved masses who yearn to breathe freely.