Michael A. Castello, PhD

MD/PhD student, neuroscientist, husband, lover of technology (carbon & silicon-based varieties), avid learner, passionate advocate.


October 7, 2018

You arrive in a whirlwind,
Smelling of flowers and longing,
Pleasure and sharing and laughter and
So close,
And then you are gone,
Leaving happiness in your wake.


August 24, 2018

How many days have passed
Since our hands first touched, cautious fingers entwined?
How many steps along this tangled path
That we have made our own?

A journey over steep and jagged mountains,
Fraught with rocky canyons.
Harsh terrain that we surmounted,
Focused only on the endless road ahead.[…]


August 21, 2018

I lingered out of reach, hidden deep within myself,
Careful not to share too much, lest I be exposed.
You danced nearby, matched my steps,
Risked yourself, inviting me to trust.

A smile, a laugh, a wink…

A touch.

Suddenly I was in your arms,[…]


Moving In

August 11, 2018

I always imagine that moving is going to be something akin to a sequence. A series of steps in which boxes are created, transported, and piled up in the new location. Perhaps if one belongs to the economic stratum that can afford to hire professional movers (or is a member of the Armed Forces),[…] Read more  »