It is perfection that you seek 

That is always out of reach

A tantalizing drug that will fill you

With the ultimate sense of completion

But a drug never lasts forever

And the withdrawal will break you down

And have you begging for one more sip

Of that which you can no longer taste

It is all a grand illusion

Meant to keep you safe in your stories

That are all so familiar

But you are stuck in one book 

And refuse to lift your head

To see an entire library of vastly new possibilities

So thank the good words

And with no great drama

Quietly shut the covers

And browse for that which is new and untold