Editing is an arduous task.

Why can’t the first draft be the last?

Here lies before me my two-act play

With music and some lines to say

Can’t it be done now? Just for fun?

But no, I’m on page fifty-one.

And these darn people speak their minds

And it’s my job – their words to find

That’s it! You all speak for yourselves!

Or up you go on dusty shelves!

No! Don’t talk back. It’s just not fair.

Come on! Get real! This once? Please dare.

Honey, where’d you hide the flask?

This editing’s an arduous task!