Free Verse, Poetry by Sarah

The Sacrifice 

the redhead was struck
blackened and withered
she falls away from my hand
no matter
her job is done
I watch intently
as the flicker becomes a flame
the radiant glow of her sacrifice.

By Sarah ©2017

Image courtesy of Paul at

Author’s Note: Redheads is an iconic Australian brand of matches originally manufactured in Richmond, Victoria by Bryant and May but now manufactured in Sweden by Swedish Match. It is the top-selling brand in the country.

Prompt: Daily Post Daily Prompt, Word: radiate, radiant 

4 thoughts on “The Sacrifice ”

  1. Lovely and seductive word play here – many layered and adds to the intrigue in consideration in the reading …. 🙂


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