Can't Shake It Off

by M. Gorgas-Cahill

Can't Shake It Off

I look at my feet

I look at the sky

I look down the street

Would you like to know why?

I can’t look at you

I can’t even speak

It’s because I am new

I just got here last week.

Everyone’s friends

With everyone but me

My accent offends

I should go back to Paree.

But ce n’est pas possible

Je dois rester ici

Toujours invisible

Si loin de Paris.