Hey, thanks, bluewpc. I enjoyed reading that.
I like I said in another thread, interpretation can be a personal and individual thing, based on your experience and unique point of reference. I probably learned something from your interpretation, and in perhaps some ways that are less literal, I think you were on to something.
Most of my poetry, such as it is, is based on personal experience. Depending on what kind of mood I'm in, I ramp up the imagery and language to different degrees for effect. This is really just about codependency.
I once had a girlfriend who was overly emotional, to put it mildly. She took the all the problems of the world to heart, almost to the point of obsession.
But I just couldn't break it off with her, because at the time, I was more or less addicted to all the drama.
But I did want the poem to capture a feeling of deterioration, her desperation and my resignation and the kind of self-doubt or even self-loathing that comes from the inability to just end an unhealthy relationship. The feeling that you're just making the same mistake over and over again.
The bee thing didn't happen, but it's just the kind of thing that would get her worked up into a tizzy, just from reading an article etc. It's also metaphor for reading catastrophe into everything.
I might have gone overboard with it, but that's really all it's about.
Cheers, and thanks for the read and comments.