Randilee Sequeira Larson is a Portland-based writer whose work has appeared in journals such as The Promethean, The Santa Ana River Review, and The Ilanot Review. In her spare time, Randilee enjoys playing with her cat, “Cocaine Greg,” and tending to her colony of flesh-eating beetles. Randilee plans on becoming an urban legend one day and hopes to retire to a comfortable life of drinking mojitos and scaring the neighborhood children. She recommends the Friends of Trees.
Because winter is a cataclysm for creatures like us. We, the green and leafy masses, unfit for city life, need warmth. We can’t create sweetness alone and in the dark, it has to be drawn out of us with rich soil, sweet breezes, and rays of light.