Diaphanous fibers birthed from melted slurries / of 2-liter soda bottle tops. Metal dies extrude bolts of milky-white fabric / cut to fit our silhouettes agree to keep us warm if we’ll insulate them / in return. Machine Wash Cold Line Dry Do Not Iron Microscopic barbs / stick to lifelines catching feeling of sandpaper tactile expression of fingernails on chalkboards. Unpleasantness of microfiber dust rags / now we’re comparing plastics to plastics. Articles dyed blue / dyed red create an allusion to softness / the subtext of warmth. When did you first realize / your long johns could melt? I fill the pockets of my parka with plastic bottle tops to protect myself / from frostbite.