Music by Mike Castillo
isolated by evaporating sun these piles don’t qualify as mountains time-tested substance to quell the raw a long-term taste proclivity to refulgence takes care of the living scorches my tongue endures alone I sprinkle it on my body nobody can make usufruct of it all that radiance spread on enemy field when I escape from myself
Lucia Orellana-Damacela’s publications include the poetry collection Sea of Rocks (Unsolicited Press, 2018), the chapbooks Longevity River (Plan B Press, 2019) and Life Lines (The Talbot-Heindl Experience, 2018), and poems in Tin House Online, Sharkpack Annual, and Always Crashing. She currently lives in Connecticut.For over a decade, Mike Castillo has played with many bands in many historic and historically dingy venues, including the band Mourning Blues, which recorded three studio albums, countless live recordings, and was a finalist in the 2010 Battle of the Bands. From heavy metal to soul, reggae to punk rock, and blues to prog rock, Castillo’s music finds inspiration in many different genres and subjects.