Saturday, February 9, 2013

Edward Gorey’s Cats

by G. Jack Urso

Edward Gorey had six cats

they would watch when he stood

so they could sit where he sat


Edward Gorey lived alone

with six cats

in his home

what’s their names

i quite forget

they’re only cats

so what the heck


Edward Gorey’s felines

allowed him to lodge

in their cozy little cottage

on the coast of Cape Cod


for visitors preferring the species canis

Edward Gorey’s cats will pose

and lick their anus

their behavior at times

seems most shameless

they'll even pee on your copy

of Shakespeare's Coriolanus
[my apologies for such obscure wit, but Edward Gorey's cats are known to be quite literate] 

then one day Edward Gorey died

and, unlike humans, cats don’t cry

but they would look

where he once sat

then sit somewhere else

because they are cats


Edward Gorey had six cats

now he’s dead

and that’s that


These images of Edward Gorey and his cats and his drawing are the work of Gorey, the Edward Gorey House, and other unidentified individuals and are presented here on a non-monetized educational blog that accepts no advertising or remuneration. Any images presented here are for the purpose of supporting educational dialogue and therefore meets the definition of Fair Use as defined by U.S. Copyright Law.

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