Love In The Aftermath

An old lover surfaced…

someone I was really nuts for, light years ago.

He said he was worried when he was told at my old place, I didn’t live there anymore.  Then when my landline was disconnected, he really panicked.

Awe, the little monkey, who jilted me, way back when, for an Asian model named Fawn, or was it Tiger Lily?

Yes, it was the year David Bowie’s song, China Girl, came out.  Every guy seemed to want one along with a Porsche, vasectomy and an electric guitar.

His text popped a file like a boil that needed longtime lancing. When he asked me out for a drink I thought about it, remembering how blue his eyes were and how he loved to spoon squeezing you all night like a big, stuffed toy.

And sex was a religious experience, as blasphemous as that may sound.


But then thought about how hurt I was being pushed aside for a girl with no charm, no brain, not even able to conjugate a verb, because she was in and I was out, at the time, like flats, that let’s face it, never go out of style, for chopsticks, with a heel.

Sorry baby, I’m pretty busy, but thanks for calling, you poor excuse for a memory.

You think I sound angry?

Nah!  Remember, the truth sets you free, but first it kicks your ass.


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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38 Responses to Love In The Aftermath

  1. Don’t you wonder what’s up? After all these years? Maybe not curious enough to meet up but just a little curious.


  2. At least you know you must have made an impression on him. Too bad he was too stupid to keep you close the last time.

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  3. micklively says:

    Maybe he learnt his lesson? But I understand why there are no second chances. First cut is the deepest.

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  4. Damn! You’re good. The curiosity would have gotten the best of me. One drinking and I’d be spooning the night away.

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  5. What can I say, I’m a man, and as my wife is quick to point out… we’re often oblivious. 😀


  6. “an old lover surfaced…”
    Doesn’t that just p**s you off?! I mean, you go through the trouble to weight the body down and it still floats!

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  7. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, it takes a stiff spine to turn down an old flame. So glad you didn’t play into his hands. Right before I met Pookie I had a similar experience but with only a few years since my dumping. After (yes after!) we made love he quoted the song of the day, Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad. He was soooo handsome and polished. And a real shit to do that. When he tried to put in a repeat appearance, I just sang that song’s little refrain in my head to fortify my resolve.

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    • When I move on, it’s usually for good, and the times I didn’t, was always sorry. I’m also not the femme fatale I once was, so he’s thinking of me that way. It could only result in disappointment on both sides. Hey, let him look up Tiger Lily…maybe she’s still lurking like an Asian hawk.

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  8. Elle Knowles says:

    Good for you! You wonder though, what’s up? ~Elle

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  9. Patricia says:

    I am with you I would be curious but not enough to bother.

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    • I know so much about her, apocryphal or otherwise, I could lecture. I think she was a pillar of strength and we should leave it at that. I see Caroline every now and then. I wonder how she feels about the film.


    • I replied to the wrong post…lol..I thought it was the Jackie film you weren’t curious about. When I log into WordPress on my phone, I can’t see much. You’d think they’d have made improvements by now…I wasn’t even that curious. A leopard rarely changes his spots, as they say.


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