The Last Cocktail (Brooklyn, early March 2020) – Effie Pasagiannis

Peach Bourbon Belle

old jazz decanting

filtering out the

hum of voices

as we join together

at a crossroads

of promise

a snapshot of how

life could be,

life of intersecting

lovers of high notes

and words intoxicated

on forgetting

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Effie Pasagiannis is a NYC-based lawyer, writer, and curator. Her poetry has been featured in journals such as The Write Launch, Raw Art Review, Pen + Brush’s In Print Issue 1, and Stanford University’s Mantis Journal (April 2019). Her first poetry collection, Anagnorisis, was published by Dancing Girl Press with a launch event held at Poets House in January 2020. She is currently working on two poetry chapbooks as well as a collection of short stories, one of which is being adapted into a feature length film by Nomadis Images (production slated for Spring/Summer 2021). As a curator, she collaborates with other writers and artists showcasing work in soul nourishing spaces. Effie looks forward to more of these readings and events post pandemic. For more information, visit www.effiepasagiannis.com; IG/Twitter @pasagiae