telescope

Standard

Long View: Negro
Emancipation: 1865

Langston Hughes
Sighted through the
Telescope of dreams
Looms larger,
So much larger,
So it seems,
Than truth can be.

But turn the telescope around,
Look through the larger end-
And wonder why
What was so large
Becomes so small
Again.

Photo by Uriel Soberanes on Unsplash

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