Rarely have I had to apologize for being kind
as I was also being clear and honest.
I have, however, discovered that almost all of my apologies come soon after I had been insisting that I was right. My bad.
I’m trying to do better. No apologies for that.
Still, I want to be candid,
even on that odd occasion
when perhaps I was perfectly right,
I was still usually a dick about it.