Winnipeg in January 2016: By Kelvin Iris

On a warm spring-like
winter day in January
twenty-sixteen, I saw
eagles. There were four
circling tightly above
the bell-tower of Knox
United Church. They
glided above what were
four gothic corner spikes.
One had been struck down
by lightning in twenty-

Corner to corner they
curved their flight
barely stirring their
feathers, but they were
cupped to catch the warm air
rising from the sun-
heated tower below.
Then one by one they
flapped their wings to
glide away toward the