Between 1985 and 2008, visitors to the lake formed by the Uribante Reservoir in Tachira, Venezuela, could catch a glimpse of a lone cross rising up out of the water. However, from 2008 to 2015, the water level started to drop substantially, revealing more of the structure that had remained underwater for decades. In 2015, the full church was in view. It once belonged to the sunken city of Potosi.
look, girls like us are magnets for ruin. see the sky collapse on us each morning. see the light leave our bodies as we remember we aren’t beautiful. don’t you know? girls like us look prettiest in pieces.
here, here are the hands: look how still they are, look how simple (ignore the trembling) (ignore the bloody knuckles)
here, here is the mouth: that’s right, stitch it shut (doesn’t matter if it hurts) (doesn’t matter if there are things you want to say)
look, girls like us are ¾ disaster. see how we bleed and bruise and burn. see what a pretty sound it makes.