A Week of Years in Song
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?
Slavery has been abolished by the war power.
This, I and my European friends are glad of,
for slavery is but the owning of labor
and carries with it the care of the laborers.
The European plan, led by England,
is that capital shall control labor
by controlling wages.
This 'global' album, in the best sense of the word,
Is a direct response to the Arab Spring and Occupy.