Instinctively, the first person one thinks of,
The first person one is concerned about.
The first person one recognizes.
It is in human nature to be selfish and self-centered.
How else could our species have survived
But by all looking out for one human only-
Oneself? Others always come second.
This instinct is shared by all humans in our core,
And so is applied to one person by others.
This is not widely understood nor accepted.
"Only I truly love me."
"Only I am worthy of my complete, unwavering trust."
"Only I will care for and protect me."
"Only I will not betray me."
So it is that we are all truly alone
As the first person perspective
Is subconscious, beneath our understanding,
The second person is a decision
But still as primal as breathing.
The second person one cares for
The other whom one keeps near
And whom one speaks to,
One confides in the second person,
A self outside of self
The only other one speaks to.
And so while we are all alone,
We are not lonely.
The third person is distant from oneself
Far from the heart and the body
So that one must address them
As if they are not present
Or even nonexistent
The third person is an outsider
That one does not wish to speak to
"He, she, they"
And so, while we are not lonely,