For this existentialist nursery rhyme, Katy went real Richard Scarry…

When Sky heard this, he said “Right, because Richard is a Dick, and Eight is stuck between Dick & Harry.”

Sure. Yep. Exactly that.

Poem By Schuyler VanGunten
art by Katy Somerville

One said to three,
Do you love me?
But to everyone’s surprise
three fell for five,
Six is up to its old devils tricks,
And there was a number so divine,
Until seven ate nine,

And what used to be the number eight,
(A job as simple as could be)
He suffered some unknown fate,
now he’s broke, just like me,

used to be the number eight,
the times, they were great,
when he stood in line,
right after seven, and right before nine,

It is quite scary,
in between Dick & Harry,
Oh…. Things were grand,
until the number eight became an ampersand

About The Poet

Schuyler VanGunten was born in Toledo, Ohio and has 5 siblings.

Sky studied music and now works as a sound engineer in Santa Fe, where he is happily married to his high-school sweetheart. He is the father of three children: Millie, Paul & Casper.

When Sky was just a tot, he saw a samurai creep across his wall.

About the Artist

Katy Somerville was beamed into existence on a Monday night in the mid-eighties by stars, glitter, and a glorious Italian woman from a long line of very strong women. In the present timeline, she likes to drink coffee, pat any animal that will engage with her, make collages, and spend time laughing and finding moments of joy wherever she can with her partner and her goofy, lanky dog.

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