As far as her boyfriend was concerned, she was too shy for a woman of such intelligence and beauty. An awkward stage is understandable but it was hard to imagine that experience hadn’t exposed her to enough adulation to draw her from her shell. Unless it was the adoration that made her uncomfortable.

“If you don’t want to be adored, don’t be adorable,” he told her. 

“Works for you, right?”

“Exactly. I used to be adorable. Look at my baby pictures. I got over it.”

She leaned close. A few stray strands of her hair grazed his forehead. “You want me to stop being adorable?”

Published by mikepowernyc

New album "Observations" available now. A veteran of NYC’s underground music scene, Mike Power played on the stages of such beloved lost venues as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart surviving ones like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End as singer/songwriter/bassist with Late Model Humans. In 2020, quarantining from the global pandemic he worked remotely with other artists to record a collection of new music called Observations, that infuses his punk roots with introspective acoustic pieces.

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