Diversey Avenue

 by Meghan Lorenc

 

Diversey Avenue
     is the home of the Purple House.
The rain stained path to the cork collecting company
that lived in a dripping sink.

Diversey Avenue
     is the devil’s macaroni.
The parallel-less street of misfit beauty parlors
painting drunken fingernails for sport.

Diversey Avenue
     is simply a stop.
The Brown Line of the newly inclined,
a stone’s toss from ambition’s skyline.

Meghan Lorenc is a 20-year-old from Detroit, Michigan. She is majoring in sociology and minoring in creative writing and design. Her interests include: growing plants in her dorm room, chocolate chips, birds, excessive planning, and saving the world.