Why do they stare…?

Why do they stare
when they are looking at me?
Why do they stare?

By Alison B, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

Am I different?
Am I weird by red scaly skin,
flaking
down?

In the mirror I can see a different person.
Red and sore
blotchy all over.
White flaky skin
on my clothes
and on the floor.

I cannot help PRP for years, 12 in fact,
school bullies
used to bully me.

Nobody knows how I feel
or what I go through,
how we have to suffer
itchy
scratchy
forever.

Why do they stare
when they are looking at me?
Why do they stare?