“Claude Claudette” by Cassie Doubleday

I do not like the voice I have
I wish it was originally sweet
Le français, something comme ca 

I can order coffee—and cigarettes, too
…with the voice I have
Mais je suis Anglophone; 
I’ll never be as classy as you.


CASSIE DOUBLEDAY is a Canadian poet, writer, and journalist currently living in France. She has a graduate diploma in journalism from Concordia University. Her work has been published in Subversions Magazine, The Canadian University Press, Cult MTL, ForgetTheBox.net, The Link, and others.