COUP DE FOUDRE
LENEA GRACE

When it struck, the warehouse lights
flickered and spat, extinguished
themselves and the great beams above
heaved and retracted like the SkyDome
in heat, like a jawbone split —
mandible east and maxilla west,
like the heavens laughing and laughing


Lenea Grace‘s work has appeared in The Walrus, Best New Poets, The Malahat Review, The Fiddlehead, and elsewhere. She is the author of A Generous Latitude (ECW Press, 2018) and the 2017 recipient of The Walrus Poetry Prize Readers’ Choice Award. Lenea is a founding editor of The Mackinac.