My writing vice:
I can’t be concise
Emperor Joseph II: My dear young man, don’t take it too hard. Your work is ingenious. It’s quality work. And there are simply too many notes, that’s all. Just cut a few and it will be perfect.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Which few did you have in mind, Majesty?
Did I just have the audacity to compare myself with Mozart? Why, yes! Yes, I did. I’m just like Mozart — minus the genius.
I love Mozart, all those beautiful notes. Mozart is my go-to reset music. When the world is too full of words, I put on Mozart and close my eyes.
It’s a Cou-PIC-let!
What’s a Cou-PIC-let, you say?
Well, it’s two rhyming lines
with a picture sandwiched between them.
Why that picture, you ask? Too many bee balm.