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an aquatic animal emerges from a straight meter-deep forest ditch

and goes to the nearby boundary marker thick with blueberries

its hands have atrophied from prolonged idleness

it cannot pick the berries

the animal turns back but cannot get into the ditch

the ditch has become shallow from below

it is as if not the water level had fallen but the ground level had risen

it goes back to the nearby boundary marker thick with blueberries

its hands still feeble and unaccustomed to work

it cannot pick the berries

the animal turns back but cannot get into the ditch

the ditch has become shallow from below

it goes back to the nearby boundary marker thick with blueberries

 

/Marts Pujāts/