I can't describe how I felt after reading this, except to say, it felt like such a "full" piece. The reminiscing of this love, the understanding and support you received, along with the acceptance of going separate ways over time. The last few stanzas especially felt so genuine, and I love how you shared that both of you just wanted each other to find that happiness. No bitterness. No passive aggression. Completely wanting the best for each other. These lines especially read as sincere and beautiful in your gratitude toward them:
"The years that we spent will remain with me here,
one million miles away from your life.
And my gratitude will span the Atlantic for you."
I can't express the beauty in how you wrote you would never want to take them from their home, just as you realize they would never be happy where you are at, not in the way you are.
Such a thoughtful, soulful piece. Happy to read a new piece from you! Congrats on the win :)