The protagonist of the story is a woman who is transitioning into old age and she is not happy with the whole change. She fears that her old age experience will be dreadful and she wouldn’t survive the change. She fears her kin will leave her one day. She fears the experience of the change.
The poem describes the plight of a protagonist in the poetry who doesn't learn from the lessons of life before the passage of time. The regrets and remorse can be seen in the character's face. The poet wants the reader to learn their lesson without regretting anything in their life.