Nicole Caruso Garcia



Had we but world enough and time,
Our social network posts could rhyme.

Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more.
Don’t tell a woman, Smile!—then hope to score.

Life Hack
O, that this too too solid flesh would melt!
My inky cloak: a stab at looking svelte.

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Dunno. With climate change, it’s hard to say.

*Beginning with lines by Marvell and Shakespeare.

Nicole Caruso Garcia is Associate Poetry Editor at Able Muse and a board member at Poetry by the Sea: A Global Conference. Her poems appear in Crab Orchard Review, DIAGRAM, Light, Measure, Mezzo Cammin, PANK, Plume, The Raintown Review, Rattle, RHINO, Sonora Review, SpillwayTupelo Quarterly, and elsewhere. Visit her at