It has begun to rain so the park is off.
In the theatre foyer we learn that though
the magician has sold out there will be
a brass band concert in the main house.
We consult the little one. Yes, she would
like to hear them. We choose the cheapest seats –
the unraked stalls – and are solitary,
in the middle, three rows from the front.
Judging by the piano, the double bass
and the layout of the black music desks
it is a big not a brass band –