My Empire of Dirt

Under The Sun but not under the cosh


Can’t get Johnny Cash out of my head. “I hurt myself today… you can have it all…my empire of dirt…” from the song Hurt. I remember the first time I heard that song I went “holy crap that’s amazing.” It’s not a sad song for me, it’s an expression. Like many, I get it. I so fucking get it. Got one of my old faithful albums on the headphones as the pool area fills up with little people having a whale of a time.
As I waded out into the water first thing this morning, I was singing with Johnny and as my eyes became level with the sea and my scope was uninterrupted by wave or wind I thought. Really – an empire of dirt – really Michael? I couldn’t get a wee poem what I wrote in 2011 out of my head. I thought ‘fuck it’ there are…

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About micsirwin

I'm a Postgraduate student at Queens studying Criminology, writer, poet and lover of integrity, dignity, respect and morality
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