Venus ruling birth, life, love, death,
Goddess of creative force, water, dawn,
and sexual desire.
Venus is Aphrodite stolen from the Greek,
By Romans who lost-wax cast bronze,
Assassinated Caligula, and crucified Christ.
Vesuvius erupted, burying vacationers in Pompeii.
Their prone bodies decomposed inside hardened ash,
Leaving empty spaces for archaeologists.