The Morning

in soft but pressing
in order
for our perspiration
to soak through
our kaftans
in order
to be able to see
the misshapen devis
that remained
as momentary imprints,
visual voices, after
we got up

j/j hastain is the author of several cross-genre books including the trans-genre book libertine monk (Scrambler Press), anti-memoir a vigorous (Black Coffee Press/ Eight Ball Press) and the xyr trilogy (a metaphysical romance). j/j’s writing has most recently appeared in Caketrain, Trickhouse, Housefire, Bombay Gin and Aufgabe.