Someday I will travel to a distant planet.
The goal is set—a search for freedom.
Although the tools are new, success is assured.
I was involved in the idea’s evolution.
The steps we took were small and mundane.
I look back now and am amazed.
The final machine is a source of pride.
The safety of the system is certain.
We have verified the work over and over.
How much will this project benefit society?
I know the answer will not be found soon.
W. Wayne B.
© 2012 W. Wayne B.