Whilst the Reverend dances in Celebration round the Solstice Fires,

we resurrect from the vaults this classic poem of existential angst and redemption.




“It’s Surface Tension“,

I told my co-dependent friend

and only ally in the World.

“That’s the only thing that prevents us

from sinking into the deep, dark depths of Disaster,

Debt, Despair and Despond,

those Dark Waters, that, by any reasonable expectations,

should have swallowed us up long ago.”


“Yet we continue merrily skating over thin ice

that melted back in Spring!

No. We’re like those insignificant insects

that skim the surface of creeks and ponds.

Their mass is so slight

that they can’t break the Surface Tension

created by the pond’s molecular bonds.

The water merely dips and bends beneath their feet.

Similarly with us. Our Sufferings are too light-weight

to make an impression on the Universe.

There is no Grandeur or Gravitas in our tiny struggles

to weigh us down, and so, unnoticed, we stay afloat.”

water spider

“Saved by our own Insignificance”,

she shrugged, and handed me a joint.

“Saved by our own Insignificance”, I agreed,

and took another toke.

water spider2


the Qickening


June KP HandbillJPIG with border


reverend profile red

The Reverend Hellfire is a practised Performance Poet,

President of the Kurilpa Institute of Creativity

and an ordained Minister of the Church of Spiritual Humanism

AND the Church of the Universe.

“Solstice Blessings to all my loyal Friends & Followers.”



~ by reverendhellfire on June 21, 2015.

One Response to “SURFACE TENSION”

  1. Reblogged this on hocuspocus13 and commented:
    jinxx ♣ xoxo

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