Tortured Artless Language

I’m a sucker for subtlety;
for the allure of alliteration.

And yet sometimes, I speak far too much. I utilize many more words and syllables than I really should, employing wordiness and verbosity when simplicity and conciseness would actually, most certainly, suffice.

I settle on cliches when I lack an original thought.
I put my foot in my mouth when, really, I ought
to bite my tongue.