The Next Rut
We walked on the wide gravel path,
the Grand Tetons on our left,
partially hidden by gray
and purple clouds.
The wind blew a soft coolness
onto our bare arms and
it began to drizzle,
a welcome change from the dry sunny days
in the West.
Suddenly a huge elk,
strutting his antlers, peered down on us.
Iíve heard that after mating season
elk shed their antlers
and rub their stumps on the ground
to smooth them off.
Then in preparation for the next rut
they grow the antlers back
one inch a day.
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