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byeftir Magnús Jochum

todayÍ dag hashefur rainedrignt for hoursklukkustundum saman. largeStórir puddlespollar coverþekja streetsgöturnar andog the earth, the dirtmoldin is soakedis soakedgegnsósa ofaf watervatni. disastersdisastersHamfaranna because ofvegna become forced toneyðast the earthwormsánamaðkarnir totil to escape, to fleeað flýja homeheimili theirsín. next comes, after that comesVið tekur longlangt andog harsh, arduousstrangt journeyferðalag. MostFlestir drowndrukkna oná the wayleiðinni anden someeinhverjir are able to getkomast allalla wayleið up onupp á the surfaceyfirborðið. thereÞar wait, awaitbíða themþeirra farmun more terriblehræðilegri fatefateörlög thanen drowningdrukknun.

onÁ the surfaceyfirborðinu to welcome someone, to receive someonetaka á móti themþeim smalllitlir children's fingersbarnaputtar. the childrenBörnin havehafa noneenga sympathy, compassionsympathysamúð withmeð slimyslimyslepjulegum companions, friendsfélögum theirsínum andog snatch, grabhrifsa themþá to, towardstil themselvessín. thenSíðan break apart, snapslíta theyþau the earthworms, the maggotsmaðkana apart, in two partsí sundur oreða crush, squashkremja themþá underundir shoesolesshoesolessólum of the winter boots, of the winter shoesof the winter bootskuldaskónna.