Flashes of pink in the frosty sunlight, from the elderly lady with her Precious poodle. She rests from hobbling to watch protective parents force toddlers across metallic monkey bars, whilst a shell-suited imp slurs abuse at his mother, across the graffiti-ridden jungle gym.
“No! I don’t wanna fuckin’ go!”
“Get ere now, y’little shit, before a knock fuck outta ye!”
Screaming, kicking, dragging. The other mothers glare. The old lady tuts.