The shoulder is the hero of his body. The shoulder lifts the arm as the arm lifts the rod and reel. The muscles housed in the shoulders propel the drift boat forward as the arms drag the oars backward. To carry, to take up, prop up, to brace and bolster, to assume responsibility, to commit. […]
Kimberly Horne is a native Alabamian now living and teaching in Austin, TX. She received her MFA from The University of Virginia and has been previously published in The 2River View, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Borderlands, Poet Lore, Puerto Del Sol, and Southern Poetry Review.