1. Mvng Mtns

    I would’ve moved mountains for you, but you wouldn’t even pick up a fucking rock. 

  2. Sure. Why not.

    Can we at least be together in another life?

  3. Dedications

    I thought I was done finding songs that reminded me if you. Guess not.

  4. BW

    You made me a better writer. I could never thank you enough for that.

  5. Fondly

    How do you remember me (or do you)? I still think of you fondly, even though you were the one to leave me. 

  6. Your Order

    My husband and I went to the restaurant that you and I went to on our first and only date. It’s been 17 years and I still remembered what you ordered.

  7. Calendars

    I’m sorry I didn’t love you at the time you loved me.

  8. I Want

    I want all that is not mine. I want you

  9. NYT

    Everyone knows I’m not your type, except you.

  10. A Restart

    After 4 long years, I finally met someone. They live in another country thousands of miles away, so it won’t go anywhere. 

    I guess that’s a start though, right?

  11. Wishin

    Today I stopped wishing for you and started wishing to move on.

  12. Mindtaint

    Your coffee-drenched smiles and ponytail still taint my mind.

  13. Overly Tainted

    My skin has been overly tainted by you. If I could peel it off and set it on fire and still live, believe me, I would.

  14. 1 More

    I got to see you one more time, and now I want to see you one more time.

  15. The Reason

    You deserve to be happy, I just tried too hard to be the reason why.


"Dear Old Love" is short, anonymous notes to people we've loved (or at least liked). Requited or unrequited.

The ex-husband in Grace Paley's short story "Wants" says to his ex-wife, "I attribute the dissolution of our marriage to the fact that you never invited the Bertrams to dinner." If you're bitter, that's the way to express it here.

Currently going slowly. But if you have a note that really sings (sad, funny, sweet, fresh), submit away.

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