I feel them crawling under my skin

Eating away at my mind

And although it stings and aches so much

They don't mean to be unkind


They cannot see I'm a real person

I have an entity of my own

And ignorance is only bliss

Because it makes them leave me alone


And now and then I do long for

Interlocked hands, scarlet kisses

Secrets kept and fragrant love

To protect me from the jeers and hisses


And I know it's not so easy

For one as "strange" as me

To live amongst the others

So afraid of my "alternate reality"


They don't see what they're missing

They only see what I'm not

I'm not an identical clone of them

So I might as well decay and rot. Why not?