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Lawrence Bridges – Lake Hughes Road

Los Angeles poet Lawrence Bridges makes his return to The Dewdrop with the disarmingly quiet and sparse “Lake Hughes Road”. In these brief, almost eroded, lines Lawrence Bridges offers a work of hope and daring, a work of setting forth after a period of stagnation, especially prevalent as civilization emerges, cautiously at first, from beneath the heavy shroud of the pandemic.

Lake Hughes Road

The quiet of dawn
the honesty of dawn
the peace of empty roads

I start out
after years of twirling
in place

as once before
when I began without knowing

from my bed
regard doorways
as croquet hoops

Canyon cabin. Yucca doorway.
Let me enter.

Lawrence Bridges

Lawrence Bridges is best known for work in the film and literary world. His poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Tampa Review, and Ambit. He has published three volumes of poetry, Horses on Drums, Flip Days, and Brownwood. He created a series of literary documentaries for the National Endowment for the Arts “Big Read” initiative, which includes profiles of Ray Bradbury, Amy Tan, Tobias Wolff and Cynthia Ozick. He lives in Los Angeles. You can find him on IG: @larrybridges.

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