Phobos passing in front of Deimos, By NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems/Texas A&M Univ. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Universal truths in space, / on earth
matter collides/ fear and terror
create new worlds/ bodies lost, crashing
of giant rocks/ bombed to submission
slowly falling/ shattered bones
hit the ground/ held there for a moment
drift, buried/ look, see this, a testament
absorbed/ blink and they are gone forever
When I was listening to the radio this morning I heard about the horrible car bombing in Baghdad and also a story about the two moons of Mars. It struck me how violent the universe is, and we humans make it worse.
The two moons of Mars are Phobos (panic/fear) and Deimos (terror/dread). They were named after the sons of Ares, Greek god of war. His Roman name was Mars.
You can read about the moons of Mars here.