I had an idea once
That love was struggle
Fire and passion short lived
You taught me that all I thought was misguided
And you loved in a way that I was unable
And most regrettably of all, incapable of learning.
But I know now.
You gave me so much.
But in the end you gave me everything.
A lesson I’d have never learned without you.
A parting gift of the greatest kind.
Packaged and shipped in an envelope across seas and across years.
(I am able)