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