This particular poem could be viewed from different angles--as a love affair between the speaker and Death, enlightenment or spirituality, or another sense of immortality. Whatever you take from this poem, it will speak to you based on your perceptions and what your life issues may be.
I used this poem as a comparison or supplement to "The Hitchhiker" by Lucille Fletcher.
There are questions over the following poetic elements.
--pun (play on words)
--euphemism (pleasant word)