Friday, April 27, 2007


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?

Langston Hughes, 1951

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