The eagle has landed!!

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to dominate the news interspersed with race riots,
this immature eagle sits on my neighbor’s roof preening.

The eagle doesn’t know that she has come to me as a gift.
Flying out of the spruce forest, recently fledged and now on her own,
she looks at me quizzically. I look back.

We stare at each other for long leisurely minutes.
Then, she returns to pulling on her long feathers with her pointy beak.
Thank you eagle friend for stopping by and stopping my mind.