Langston Hughes

  • Jun. 2nd, 2010 at 3:57 PM
beth_shulman: (violin)
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore -
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over -
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

(Harlem: A Dream Deferred)

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