In 1st stanza the poet is talking about the woman’s fear that the man she loves will try to ‘devour’ her and destroy her completely by taking away her independence.
In the 2nd stanza the poet refers to the natural world and the food imagery (fruit metaphor) to suggest that she is sweet, natural and delicious. The use of fruits describe the feeling of the poet that how does she feel when she is in a relationship to portray her as a weak character. Fruits like ‘water melon’ and ‘plums’ bruise easily implying that she is easily hurt and is more sensitive in characteristics.
In the 3rd stanza we get the feeling that the woman seems very excited passionate and sensual when she is with the man. The use of word ‘jellyfish’ reflects the poets feeling in the poem. Just as the jelly fish have no brain and go where he water takes them. In the same way, the woman feels in a relationship when she is around her partner.
In the 4th stanza euphemism is used in the words such as ‘banana’, ‘avocado’ and ‘carnival’. The words ‘banana’ and ‘avocado’ refers to the sexual organs of male and female and it also shows people with different personality. The word ‘carnival’ shows that the woman wants to enjoy herself by entering into the sexual relation ship.
In the 5th stanza the woman wishes to have a physical contact and wishes to show her affection , she want the man to be be by her side and be sweet to her. The womans present love is in the passionate way. The poet uses the word ‘brace up’ to invite the man to be strong and promises to face the difficulties together.
In the 6th stanza the poet is telling that however, strong, passionate their relation ship might be for her but it will take her ability to break free.
In the 7th stanza the poet is fears that she might cease to be a person and woud lose her person ality