That’s What She Said

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.

Etherealize? Hah!


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.

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