The Fire Goddess

The Fire Goddess

A Poem by Alexa Apothic Red

A lot of them
Enjoy staring at the fire goddess
Many feel her warmth
But never get close
For fear of being burned
Numerous matchsticks lit
And burnt out
Eternally faded
Into the dark of her memory
She knows them not
But saw each quick flame
And lost them all the same
But one matchstick lit
Tended to her kindling
Not afraid of the fiery embers
Within the fire goddess
This match lit
And the flame grew
They burn together now
He as bright as her
No longer a disposable fire starter
As he was to others
Nor a deity
Merely admired from afar
She could cool down enough
To match her match
He lights her fire
And she sets him ablaze
Together they whip and careen flames
An exclusively scintillating forest
Harvested only for the goddess and her match

© 2018 Alexa Apothic Red



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Alexa, I need a nap after reading two works in one day. So much passion and sensuality in your work. The imagery here is incredible, and my senses come alive. I can see the flames, feel the heat, the intensity...
I love the last two lines, a perfect capstone to this poem... "An exclusively scintillating forest... Harvested only for the goddess and her match." Impressive (a word I seem to use too often)!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alexa Apothic Red

9 Months Ago

Robert, Thank you so much for more kind words I feel undeserving of... don't know if it's a good thi.. read more
Alexa Apothic Red

9 Months Ago

Oh, and I don't mind that you're impressed!
R.E. Ray

9 Months Ago

You're an extraordinary writer. It's always a pleasure.



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imagery is at its best depicted in this poem, the metaphor is another matter, what an amazing content

Posted 8 Months Ago


The title drew me in and it didn't disappoint!

Posted 8 Months Ago


Alexa, I need a nap after reading two works in one day. So much passion and sensuality in your work. The imagery here is incredible, and my senses come alive. I can see the flames, feel the heat, the intensity...
I love the last two lines, a perfect capstone to this poem... "An exclusively scintillating forest... Harvested only for the goddess and her match." Impressive (a word I seem to use too often)!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alexa Apothic Red

9 Months Ago

Robert, Thank you so much for more kind words I feel undeserving of... don't know if it's a good thi.. read more
Alexa Apothic Red

9 Months Ago

Oh, and I don't mind that you're impressed!
R.E. Ray

9 Months Ago

You're an extraordinary writer. It's always a pleasure.
Sensuality never had it so good! You've mesmerized me with this, my first reading of you!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alexa Apothic Red

9 Months Ago

Oh Kelly, I'm just so humbled by your kind words!! Quick, click back toward maybe pages 2-4 of my wo.. read more
Alexa Apothic Red

9 Months Ago

Btw, I loooove your user image! Hot! And says it all...
Vivid and profound. Took a couple of reads to get the sense of the narrative and flow, for the imagery and symbolism are not what they seem. It's another mystical dance, and I like the images of only one match is successful at becoming lit....like only he of all the cohorts of this curious cult has the power (or is worthy) to tame the goddess. Much enjoyed this! Well done!

(I would only suggest to end with the word "them" not "goddess and her match" because you already establish that indirectly in the preceding lines, and poetry is better left to interpretation then outright explained).

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alexa Apothic Red

9 Months Ago

Emi, I really like your interpretation about the match's power and worthiness to light/balance her f.. read more
i need some smores after reading this...sizzlingly sensual...
j.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alexa Apothic Red

9 Months Ago

J-thank you so much! Sizzling sensuality is definitely a compliment!! And s'mores sound good! Gets m.. read more

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Added on February 23, 2018
Last Updated on February 24, 2018
Tags: Fire, goddess, match, love, passion, romance

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