In the empty square
A girl is playing her cello.
hangs like a bubble in the gold
flecked evening air, drifts
past chimneys, rooftops –
curls like smoke through open windows,
street doors left ajar.
A man and woman turn the corner –
middle aged- festooned with shopping bags.
They stare, put down their load, and listen.
The man begins to tap his foot then
sketches a little dance,a minuet –
holds out his hand.
The woman smiles.
They dance together till the music ends.
The girl puts down her bow, applauds.
The couple smile, embarrassed,
pick up their shopping,
and slowly walk away.