Wednesday, August 10, 2011

"Harlem" by Langston Hughes is pertinent now

Harlem by Langston Hughes

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?

via On the London Riots: Langston Hughes "Harlem" ~ THE ONCOMING HOPE