Member Rara Avis
As far as interpreting this poem, it will take some reading and re-reading, I think. On first read, it appears to be about a broken or pained relationship. The"dead wildcat" being perhaps some issue that's been debated over and over between the two lovers. (I got the feeling it was about lovers becasue of the reference to being naked and to the bedsprings keeping rhythm). The title gives a lot of hints.... I will have to come back and offer more interpretation later....
I'm glad you posted this for another reason, however, which concerns copyright. First, it was obviously not clear that "ai" was the author of this poem and you have not included a copyright symbol or date. I suspect that "ai" herself (himself?), may not be happy with your posting his/her poem on the internet without proper copyright reference.
I have of late been very concerned about copyrights.... and making sure my work is protected, as well as every other author on this planet.
Sorry to digress, but I think you should at least edit this and add the author's name, copyright symbol, and date of copyright. Since this is published already, it is possible that posting it at all, even with the copyright references I suggest, is in violation of the publisher's copyright.
These issues are very sticky, yet very important.
I totally understannd that you have posted this because you are into reading this poet's work and are interested in a discussion of interpretation. That being said, again I ask that you excuse me for digressing.... but this is an important digression nonetheless. Thanks for understanding, moonunit39.
I am going to start an entirely separate thread to talk about copyright laws and protection should anybody be interested in discussing this matter with me.