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 Levitate from my bed regard doorways as croquet hoops Canyon cabin. Yucca doorway. Let me enter.
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.