Salvage from the depths of the sea ~ the nadar of my existence.

salvage |ˈsalvij|
verb [ with obj. ]
rescue (a wrecked or disabled ship or its cargo) from loss at sea: an emerald and gold cross was salvaged from the wreck.
• retrieve or preserve (something) from potential loss or adverse circumstances: it was the only crumb of comfort he could salvage from the ordeal.
the rescue of a wrecked or disabled ship or its cargo from loss at sea: [ as modifier ] : a salvage operation was under way.
• the cargo saved from a wrecked or sunken ship: salvage taken from a ship that had sunk in the river.
• the rescue of property or material from potential loss or destruction.
• Law payment made or due to a person who has saved a ship or its cargo.

My mother’s home is being demolitioned. My life was demolitoned years ago.

From the depths there is a rising. Even if it is a slow float to the surface. For me there is no rescue, no cargo. My family has been an embankment of loss, destruction and adversity.

And with my crumbs of comfort I will make bread. And I will have people to break it with.

That is my emerald and gold cross of salvage.

There is no greater cargo than a life once wrecked, well lived.

So, Sister Salvage, you got your fancy boots, your jewelry and your sable coat. Don them all, mistaken socialite, and take a stroll down your gas lit street.

I’ll not knock or cry for help. I’ll not look for a life preserver.

Not from you.

It’s a good thing, I can swim – _____

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