Once it seemed that love would never die, but . . .
Golden girls and boys all must,
Like chimney sweepers, come to dust.
Yet another image by Laurie Lipton from her Day Of the Dead series, inspired by Mexican folk iconography associated with the holiday and more specifically by the calaveras in the prints of Posada . . . but given an eerie, unsettling precision and naturalism. I like the way the lovers' bed is a bare mattress, as though its sheets have rotted away, dissolved in time, like the lovers' flesh.