“THERE’S NO THROUGH TRAIL” —HAN-SHAN, TRANSLATED BY GARY SNYDER
/ Dusk at Lower Alloways Creek

Dusk at Lower Alloways Creek

by Peter Siegenthaler

The cooling tower 
at the nuke 
extends its searching 
shadow. Across marshes 
kids throw down 
their bikes and, 
sensing an ending, 
run inside.

Peter Siegenthaler

About Peter Siegenthaler

Peter Siegenthaler teaches courses in world and Japanese history for Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Recently returned to live in New England after many years away, he spends his time outside of teaching engaged with local community organizations, writing in various genres, building furniture, hiking, and working to restore an old house. His work has appeared in Osiris, Compound Eye, Pen International, and lift.

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