bright road

49 years ago the world lost a beautiful treasure. Forever the epitome of beauty and grace, Dorothy Jean Dandridge was in a league of her own. With a legacy that continues to live on, it is my sincerest hope that my dearest Dottie is at peace knowing that all the trials and tribulations that she endured have not gone in vain. We owe an immense amount of gratitude to this angel for breaking down countless barriers and opening up so many doors for not only women of color in the entertainment industry, but all women of color period. Thank you, my beautiful Queen.

He Is

He’s video games
On a Tuesday afternoon,
And always checking
That my gas tank is full.
He’s the Lego catalog
That still gets
Delivered to my house,
Even though it’s never
Looked at.
He’s made of
Impeccable impressions
And stoic words.
He’s smart and funny,
Caring and kind.
He’s the wind
On stormy days,
And the sun
In the bright blue sky.
He’s a glass of
White wine
After a long week
And a shot of whiskey
When I can’t
Fall asleep.
He’s the slow dance
In the kitchen,
After I’ve finished
The dishes,
And the couch
In the basement
That comforts me
During a sad movie.
He’s the first snow fall
Of the year,
Untouched and bright white
Covering the roads
And sidewalks
Like a postcard
Sent home.
He’s quiet yet loud,
With a soft touch
And a gentle smile.
He’s the folded up
Dollar bill
In my glove compartment,
Protecting me
On my long drives.

He’s the beating
In my heart
Preventing me
From ever
Letting go,
And the blood
In my veins
Keeping me
Alive.

He’s home.
He’s love.
He’s everything
I miss.

-C.A.

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Art trade with @blatterburystreet ! She wanted me to draw Slit giving Nux Max’s jacket, since Nux doesn’t have as much warpaint as the other war boys which means not as much protection against the sun. Now what kind of lancer would he be if he’d let his driver go out without any protection against the sun or die historic without looking totally awesome.

I really hope you like it and that it’s at least somewhat similar to what you imagined! Thank you for sharing your amazing art and for being such a gal dang nice person to be around. (psst here’s her half of the art-trade if you wanna look)

Hiatus AU: Mark drags Damien back across the country in what amounts to the most karmic reverse kidnapping in history, but stopping to take hipster pics of scenic overlooks will not protect you from the scary stuff lurking in the liminal space behind highway truck-stops. (A03)

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