1. Nerve Endings

    When you touched me it was amazing, I never knew that I had so many nerve endings.

  2. Brokenhearted

    'Brokenhearted' is a term which is bandied about with abandon. I have heard it in many contexts, yet it is only now, years later, that I fully understand what it means. Since you there have been several, but I felt nothing for any of them. Since you my heart is broken. As in it doesn't work anymore.

  3. Do You Wish

    Do you wish it was me? I always wish it was you. It should have been you.

  4. Regret

    I regret every fart I held in for you.

  5. Present

    I wish I was more important than your past.

  6. MIA

    You are the most interesting asshole I’ve ever met.

  7. Auto-Flutter

    To this day, my heart flutters when auto-correct suggests your name.

  8. Mem Lane

    I walk down memory lane because I like running into you there.

  9. No Sub

    I fear I will never see the world’s longest sub sandwich.

  10. Believer

    You always used to tell me that I could do so much better than you; eventually I believed it.

  11. L&B

    You made me feel loved and beautiful. I couldn’t have asked for anything better than that.

  12. I saw someone who looked like you today. But, I saw many more people who did not look like you. 

  13. First Sip

    The first sip of a beer will always remind me of you.

  14. Every time I see your face I have to go out and do something stupid. Or someone actually. 

  15. Squirt

    I really wish I knew exactly what you used to do to make me squirt so I could explain it to the boy I replaced you with.


"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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