James Webb Takes Flight by Weslea Sidon

James Webb Takes Flight

Our local universe grows:
the unknown becomes a destination
the destination becomes an event
with consequence unknown.
We seek the proof that what we want
to know is worthy.

Our local universe
has peopled our imaginings
with beings unlike us,
and now we need know
the what, if not the who.

We hope we are not alone.
We hope we are.


Weslea Sidon is a poet and musician living in West Tremont, Maine. Her poems have appeared in several literary publications and anthologies, most recently Paumanok Transition. She is the author of The Fool Sings, published by Rain Chain Press.