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(poetry diary 78) A poem about divorced fathers and pizza crusts. Much of it applies to most parents, divorced or not, who give their children and their friends pizza. This is cool, as the ordinariness of the situation makes it more recognizable and moving when the reader tries to picture him/herself in this father’s situation.  (Found it after doing the same for my son and his friend during a movie last night….)

Divorced Fathers and Pizza Crusts

Mark Halliday

The connection between divorced fathers and pizza crusts
is understandable. The divorced father does not cook
confidently. He wants his kid to enjoy dinner.
The entire weekend is supposed to be fun. Kids love
pizza. For some reason involving soft warmth and malleability