Kaya ko palang inumin ang buong karagatan.
Itong maliit kong katawan ay lalagyang
tinilamsikan ng hindi maampat
na bughaw, walang hanggang paggalaw –
ang paggulong at pagbulwak ng alon,
ang pasayaw na kislot ng mga batik-batik
na isda, ang pagtitipon-tipon nilang
parang pagdarasal sa paa ng tubig at araw.
Cesare A.X. Syjuco is an acclaimed multi-media artist, prizewinning painter, poet and art critic of international stature. Widely regarded as “the Golden Boy of Philippine Art”, his distinctions include the TOYM Award for Art and Culture Advancement, the Gawad CCP Sa Sining Biswal, the AAP Grand Prize and Gold Medal for Painting from the Art Association of the Philippines,
Andrea Bugna Teran was born and raised in Iloilo City. She graduated with an environmental science degree from the Ateneo de Manila University. She put her MSc degree on hold a few years ago to explore poetry and still, her love of science often surfaces in her writing.