Krystal Languell is a poet from South Bend, Indiana. Her publications include Gray Market, Coconut (2015); Last Song, dancing girl press (2014) and Fashion Blast Quarter, Flying Object (2014).
Languell is a recipient of the Emerge-Surface-Be fellowship from The Poetry Project, NY (2014). She has previously completed residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (2013) and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA (2013). She holds a B.A. from Indiana University and a M.FA. from New Mexico State University.
Image credit: courtesy of the writer
A poem from TONIGHT THIS IS OUR LAST SONG
It is Christmas, and it is also Wednesday. Just a bit short.
Easier last time. Always waiting for business hours to start.
Left all his sentimental things in a hotel room. Praise with force.
Tried to gather. Making a real effort to keep back from abyss.
Still, drank a latte I didn’t need for the transition value.
One labor to the next, before the third shower. Confirm receipt.
The impending untenable. Yawn at the canvas of simultaneity.
I go to the store and tell my problem to a non-employee.