I haven’t received any Close Shave subs (though it’s not too late folks). Never mind – it is a peculiar subject (probably a theme that I relate to more than others). But I can dust off a couple of poems that I have written on the subject.
So below is The Volcanologist (Mr X).
Years ago I read an article about a Volcanologist who became so obsessed with lava flows that he made a boat and tried to float in the river of lava – the ending wasn’t happy.
I tried to track down that story but had no success (so if anyone knows the original story I would love to find the source).
You’ll have to read my poem to find out what happens to my Mr X, another obsessed Volcanologist (they’re everywhere 😉 )