Ethereal and reality and ethereality,
Is Heaven real?
“Hell on earth”,
That’s what she said.
The life he lived
And shared with me
Was enough hell for eternity.
The reality of it is this,
Thoughts of heaven provide escape
From the hell of living with you
That this life is.
Handcrafted poetry by John Hines, 8/23/2015
Written this summer while contemplating the marriage of Leopold Bloom and his wife Molly as I experienced a first reading of James Joyce’s Ulysses.