There are quite a few of that linguistic confection

Such as perfection.

Engineers have consigned limitations

In degrees of attainment,

Asymptotes to provoke direction,

Targets to discipline and strain the energies

Of where and how to go.

But these goals remain, at end,

Far beyond where effort can extend.


There is no despair in not reaching

What is not there.

It is enough to know where to go,

How to persist.

Settle for what could be more

But not what cannot





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