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Zachveje sa plameň petrolejky,
v prítmí izby strašidelne blčí,
plachý drobec, menší od kopejky,
v perinkách sa ustráchane skrčí.

Čo to bolo? Zakašľal snáď bôžik?
Chráni dom tá bytosť stará, lysá…
Ale kdeže! To sa v sivej koži
spod almary vyplazila krysa.

V červenkastom svetle petrolejky
myká fúzmi, pritom hľadí skryte
na dievčatko menšie od kopejky,
na jej oči, veľké, obrovité.

«Mama, mama!» Mama má však hostí,
znie smiech varovkyne Vasilisy,
horia od zlosti i od radosti
jak uhlíky malé očká krysy.

Vstať či čakať? Pocit je to strašný.
Kde sú, kde sú krídla plné jasu?
«Znes sa rýchlo dolu, anjel strážny,
pred krysou mi prines večnú spásu!»

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    Збигнев Дмитроча
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