Sucks. Tboy can read through this speech interestingly (he thinks), but ask him to stand up and say it in front of a room full of undergraduate theater majors, and he chokes.
Honestly, I'm not this self-conscious in a gay bar. And I'm pretty self-conscious in a gay bar.
Stop fussing; keep still. Let the voice do the work, at least for the next few passes, then maybe add back some movement.
Don't be afraid of the mood swings. "I have of late" should maybe be only a little performative; I've been making it harshly sarcastic at the outset. Let it be honest.
Find bitterness -- rue? -- in the geophysical stuff. And some real horror, maybe, in "What a piece of work..."