a white building
a white cloud
a white bird
out of which an orchestra strikes up
taking the young Spaniard drinking a brandy by surprise.
May I have the pleasure?
(he looks up at the woman, nods)
mmmmmmmba da mmba da mmmbada da
(they dance a snaky sexy tango then she loses it)
Oooops! Sorry. My fault.
(they dance several flawless circuits of the room without saying anything)
do people still say ‘oops?’
what do they say instead?
the others, the people who don’t say ‘Ooops’.
all manner of things
shit, for fuck’s sake
we english tend to say ‘ooops’ a lot, I’m afraid
you’re very polite
sorry to interrupt but could you possibly pass the salt? That sort of thing.
I know. It’s a –
(the music stops. They hold the final pose for a second then part)
see you around
I hope so
the white bird flies off.