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Paul Abrahamian & Victor Arroyo from Big Brother 18 make their way into the cast wrap party at Clifton’s in Downtown LA. (Sept 22, 2016)

(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9yHZtA2bSY)

El Dorado (Goodbye, Utah)




Mi amor, I’m surrounded by mountains.
I’m inside their ring, one never to know

a ring finger. I miss the pueblo of our
nakedness. A magnet pulls at me tonight,

the opposite of the Pacific Sea’s name.
I tire of burying sunsets in this nuevo west,

of turquoise shops selling the wrong sky,
and of the search for El Dorado dwindling

into a hunt for a high; it’s all a bare-bones
version of salvation. This isn’t a tequila

letter or an abstract tourniquet. You may
only hear this as an echo, a cartographer’s

mumble. Sometimes, I travel too far from
myself and need proof that I’ve not died.

How I miss your bed’s golden myopia.
I’m even without moonlight’s silver tonight.

Rane Arroyo