The ditch you created for me is too deep

I am at the part where I get too anxious to 

wake up

get out of bed

even brush my teeth

Is this a phase?

Or is it the end?

You are apart of me

 

I manage to get up anyways

But just Barely..

No one can spot you inside me

Please don’t creep out

You are apart of me

 

Your despairing blue skin creeps up on me

Your hair is different

though i can still tell it is you 

Yet you still have the same red smile from ear to ear on your face

Am I a joke to you?

You are apart of me

 

You exhaust me

I follow your rules

Craving the rush of serotonin to feel alive

Craving the feeling of living a normal life

Craving my prolonged get away 

You are apart of me

 

Instead

I get numbness

I get your tight ropes clawing away at my neck.

Conveying your every attempt to escape and show the real you

Or us?

You are apart of me

 

I get your uncomfortable pressure on my chest

I get your tears filling my lungs

I get your blue skin

I get your sense of touch

I get you.

you are me.

 

By Naomi Wilson

A Latina born and raised in San Diego, California, Michelle Ruby aka Mrbbaby, uses elements of her heritage as inspiration for her striking and lively art work. Bbaby is heavily influenced by her community, as well as her Puerto Rican/Mexican upbringing. By combining vibrant colors with traditional imagery, MrBbaby is able to uplift her audience and intrigue her viewers. The artist’s aim is to bring happiness and joy to her collectors and community, while also having stronger messages intertwined, all of which are open to the viewer’s interpretation.

 

Michelle was raised in a predominantly Spanish speaking home with a single mother and her older sister. Her mother’s strong work ethic led her to move to San Francisco and pursue her dream as an artist. Bbaby lived and studied art in San Francisco. After attaining her Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts, she then decided it was time for a change and returned to her home town to focus on a career. She had a daughter of her own and was determined to lead by example, so she began teaching art full time. Although Michelle enjoyed teaching, she longed to create. She eventually moved to Los Angeles to try her go at being a full-time artist. Regardless of the many obstacles and struggles along the way, Mrbbaby was persistent and determined in all she did. She is now residing part time in Los Angeles and part time in San Diego trying to succeed in the art world and provide a strong role model for her daughter. She has now shown in galleries, such as Chimmaya Gallery, Just another Gallery, Chicano Park Gallery, and more. She is also a muralist and has had clients ranging from Random House to San Diego Weekly,etc. 

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