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.

About William Wayne Smith

I'm a poet, library fan and maker.
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