flot·sam noun \ˈflät-səm\

Definition of FLOTSAM

maritime term for floating wreckage of a ship or its cargo; broadly : floating debris

Flotsam. What a great word. A few years back there was a children’s book published under that name. The book contains no words, merely pictures of flotsam and jetsam washed up on shore. I didn’t even know the word before I saw it in the library those years back. And now, we see it every day. Not the word but the debris. We see it on the shore, in the street, on the dinghy docks, on our anchor. Bits of flotsam and jetsam with stories all their own from days gone by.

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