In Ted Hughes' Examination at the Womb-door (of the Crow collection), Crow's organs are listed with certain kinds of descriptions (bold is mine):
Examination at the Womb-door
Who owns these scrawny little feet? Death.
Who owns this bristly scorched-looking face? Death.
Who owns these still-working lungs? Death.
Who owns this utility coat of muscles? Death.
Who owns these unspeakable guts? Death.
Who owns these questionable brains? Death.
All this messy blood? Death.
These minimum-efficiency eyes? Death.
This wicked little tongue? Death.
This occasional wakefulness? Death.
Given, stolen, or held pending trial?
I group those descriptions into two*:
Some of the descriptions are in accord with the title of the poem, and with that concluding line: they hint about Crow being the subject of a judicial scene, as a result of some morally questionable acts or traits.
Those are the "unspeakable guts", "questionable brains", "messy blood", "wicked tongue", "occasional wakefulness" (that last one is maybe of a thief awake at nights).
The other descriptions are simply mockery, in the spirit of many other Crow poems.
Those are the "scrawny feet", "scorched face", "still-working lungs", "minimum-efficiency eyes".
* Though I wish I could explain all descriptions with the "moral/trial" theme of this poem.
The "utility coat" image doesn't seem to belong to any of these groups.
- I considered it may refer to Utility Clothing - but then if Crow's muscles are as practical as utility clothing, then that's a good thing, not a mockery. And if they are as simple in shape, then that's not really mockery, too.
Can you help me put it in either of these groups? Or perhaps you have a different interpretation to understand the first verse?