Greek Rose by Maria Scala

I come back to the table
and find you with a Greek rose.
The waiter says,
Only for a special girl.

Outside on Carlaw
we wait for the light to change
you holding that napkin flower
away from your body.


Copyright © Maria Scala.


Maria Scala lives with her family in Toronto, where she works as a freelance writer and editor. Her chapbook, Between O and V, was published in 2008 by Friday Circle (University of Ottawa), and her poetry and nonfiction have appeared in Exploring Voice: Italian Canadian Female Writers, Sweet Lemons 2: International Writings with a Sicilian Accent, Descant, Literary Mama, and PoetryReviews. Find her on Twitter @mpscala.