Spoiler alert: Cats can't actually write poetry. If they could, though, it might be something similar to the snarky sonnets found in Francesco Marciuliano's I Knead My Mommy and Other Poems by Kittens, out next week.
Marciuliano, author of the best-selling I Could Pee On This and Other Poems by Cats, is back with more literary musings from the feline perspective. Dickinson tackled the theme of death; Whitman the wonder of nature. For these precious kitties, however, nothing is so inspiring as a good pair of freshly destroyed bedsheets or a particularly demeaning pet name.
Click through for a selection of poems accompanied by aww-inducing portraits of some seriously adorable cats. Or, you know, just mark August 5 in your calendar so you can go out and buy a handful of copies for your nearest and dearest animal lovers. This baby's bound to end up on every cat person's coffee table.