They remind me of Tim Burton’s The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy collection, which I always found disturbing and compelling in a similar way. I think much of the power in both cases comes from the illustrations.
Here’s The Boy with Nails in His Eyes, for example:
The Boy with Nails in his Eyes
put up his aluminium tree.
It looked pretty strange
because he couldn’t really see.
– Tim Burton
Anyhow, go write a rhyme for Katy!