Just say it !
“I’m sorry I didn’t respect you
Enough to see you as my equal.
I’m sorry it didn’t occur to me
That you don’t need all the preamble.
I’m sorry that I knew before
But couldn’t get the pieces in order
I’m sorry, again— I’m sorry!
I should’ve known that you were
Growing in a way that I couldn’t
See, appreciate, or compete with and
I am sorry I acted like such a
Freak asshole, maybe I’m not
Supposed to be like this? I can’t hardly
Stand myself anymore, so I understand
If you never forgive me, but I need you to know—
I’m sorry for all the bullshit”
Just, you know—
As an example