“Beserk Lady”

she went berserk in the bookstore
screaming invectives at the managers
as they tried to extinguish the flame
of her passion before it spread
to the others

her face was red with heat,
her arms jerked helplessly
and stiffly at her sides
as she raged against it all

fire and passion have little hope
against the granite corporation
and she was led away
to rant another day.