Poetry

Jenny Blackford: Polenta Memories

Polenta Memories   Our handyman, friend of an old friend, was life support for many years to our decaying inner-city house. One day, hungry after endless hours of finding screws and nuts and tools to help him mend the fraying patchwork of the place, of revving drills and clunks and damns and heavily-accented bloody hells, I cooked lunchtime polenta in a bowl of milk, lazy in the microwave, stirred in some cheese, some herbs, offered a plate of it to him to supplement his long-gone sandwiches.   What did you call this? His eyes were oddly bright.   Polenta, I…

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