I’ve passed this beautiful spot, ate my packed lunch or had a nap during the hours in between lessons, so many times. In the evenings there are soup vans providing free food to homeless people.
Last week is was cold even though the sun was out…but that didn’t stop some to take their lunch in the park.
Picnic at Lincoln’s Inn Fields
He took his seat, after he’d laid out
his coat with great care, on top of the grass.
He pressed his bent back against his black
rucksack, and then stretched his legs. Blissful sigh.
He watched an army of people, that matched
spring’s vibrant colours, eat their packed lunch.
The midday sun warmed his face. He stretched his
neck and felt the heat spreading in his body.
To the cheerful chatter and occasional
loud and hearty laughter he fell asleep.
In the evening he stood outside the nightly
locked gate, queuing to wait his turn for some
hot food and a cuppa, listening to the
silent chatter of his fellow vagabonds.