Margaret O'Driscoll (1960 - ) hails from Cork, Ireland. She is a very busy mother of seven and grandmother of eleven. Her poetry has been published in many anthologies and magazines and one is reproduced for a UK English Literature GCSE publication. “Alone Together” is self-explanatory; it tells a sad tale of being alone despite being together. The title might technically serve as an instance of oxymoron but life is such that there is nothing paradoxical about the experience of being alone in company.