Alone, adj. In bad company. -Ambrose Bierce
Shadow-self, one human shape familiar out of all these strange;
Voice-self, ungraceful, but at least unchanged.
Would you were my sister; we might be
Double voices, double shadows, two of nobody.
Your whimpering I can bear, if you'll not shun
My slowness. I will take your hand. You help me run.
We will laugh together, you at me and I at you.
No one shall hear our jokes but just us two,
And if our laughter hurts, we will not let
Another know; 'tis all the comfort we poor selves can get.