a poem

Ashlan Isadore McHugh
1 min readDec 1, 2020


Vintage ads Bruce Floor Products 1948
Stand stock still
Ears attuned
Legs poised to spring

Listen as you stand
hear his car door
hear his keys turning
hear his footsteps
stand, do not sit

If you are spotted
Sitting screams laziness

Clean as you stand
straighten the mess
straighten the chaos
straighten the memories

If you are spotted
Cleanliness is next to godliness

Cook as you stand
feed his hunger
feed his need
feed his ego

If you…