Any Time Now Would Be Great

Dream Deferred

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

2 Responses to “Any Time Now Would Be Great”

  1. Charlie Says:

    Reminds me of “Thursday” by William Carlos Williams.

  2. tb Says:

    Love “Thursday.” Wonder at the intended tone. Is it sad, defeated, broken? Or is it strong, hopeful, embracing disillusionment literally as the freeing from illusion?

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