raisin pie crust

light gray again
and finally some sun

I’m making crusts
for my wife’s pie
for her parents’ anniversary.

She asked what they wanted
for their anniversary,
and they asked for a pie
a raisin pie.

I like to make crusts
fingers in dough
feeling
for coarseness for fineness
for dampness for dryness.
press into a ball.

beat, smear and roll
into a thin buttery skin.
drape in a pie tin

forefinger to forefinger
and thumb,
around the edge
I pinch.