The Marble Bar

Talk-weary, smiled out.

A retreat to the Marble Bar.

Speak-easy and sombre warmth.

Thoughts adrift towards a new life

and one past

quiver over diffident possibilities and the rattle of bar talk

Rising, crackling, ebbing.

And here alone, as always.

         ~ Marianne de Pierres 2017



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Peacemaker - Aurealis Award
Best Science Fiction Novel 2014

Curtin University Distinguished Alumni Award 2014

Transformation Space - Aurealis Award
 Best Science Fiction Novel 2010

Sharp Shooter - Davitt Award
Best Crime Novel 2009 (Sisters in Crime Australia) 





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