Cecilia Borromeo was born in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.
She now lives in Brussels, Belgium where she has been based for the past 7 years and where she has fulfilled her dream to become a scientist (currently: unemployed). Her poems and prose are widely read in her personal blog Clearcandy Daily and dreams to get her work in print someday soon. She is known to write from the heart and is continuously training herself to meet her imagination so she can continue her love affair with words and to mold them to mean different things. She draws inspiration mostly from her own experiences and is in awe of her favorite poet, Mark Strand. After a tough day of surfing the net for ... more »
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It is that perennial immateriality dwelling between living and dying
crouched in the corners and grappling by the hinges
only to remain unseen;
We weave our web of what we believe we understand
of the relationship of our acts and events
only to remain misunderstood;
From that odd wisp of steam of heated discussions
to the urgent hiss of a new page calling;
I teeter on that thin ice -
That single space of uncertainty -
And I ask
'What am I doing here?'.