Lodestar Quarterly

Lodestar Quarterly
Figure reaching for a star Issue 11 • Fall 2004 • Poetry

Strung out in Valhalla

Christopher DeRoche

a e ya zay
a e ya zoo

You haven't seen my hell?
and I
haven't seen my heaven. (woe)

a e ya zay
a e ya zoo

My body was ascended
at the dead sea spa,
(and I hear the echoes of the choir)
what others breathed I exhaled.

I believed in the deepest, barest roots of...

a e ya zay
a e ya zoo

The moon was present,
and the sun,
and he,
and she,
and we,
and they,
and she...

Christopher DeRoche lives in New Orleans. He's 18 years old, and this is his first time published.

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