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Ring Finger: Finger and Fromthe Ship

ring finger: I try to keepcount how many times I drag my hand across the bristledhemispheres, but grow weary of chasinga history that swallowed me, according to Rabble. For every hundred people who werecaptured & enslaved, forty died before theyever reached the New World. I walk over to the globe & move my finger back & forth betweenthe fragile continents. I pull my index finger from Angolato Brazil & feel the bodies jumping fromthe ship. I slide my ring finger from Senegalto South Carolina & feel the oceanseparate a million families. I drag my thumb from Ghanato Jamaica & feel the weight of dysenterymake an anvil of my touch. ( As reported in the news.