Carhartt blood.

Workworn and torn in yards of scrap and lumber,

thick as giants limbs, by nimble overalls,
snapping buttons and rusting rivets;
coating taut flesh like indigo ironhide—
oil, fat and paint abated, satiate, stubbornly dry.

double-denim or triple; faded, parched, starched,
ironed crisp: carhartt blood, dickies flesh,
big ben bones—
fearing never, rain, pain or troubles,

invisible and warm, and defiant in deepest of blues.