Open to Interpretation
Well, it could be a metaphor for sex,
but I prefer to think of it as representing
the experience of being sacrificed
on the altar of the great god Pan
and then dismembered
and flung to the wolves
who are not mentioned directly
in the poem.
F.J. Bergmann edits poetry for (mobiusmagazine.com) and imagines tragedies on or near exoplanets. She is still dreaming of a better universe.