Struggling up this hill
challenges the old guys age
but poses no problem
for his insubstantial companion
oh no! he can even manage it lying down!
no aching joints or defiant lungs
in his fleshless, boneless body
he WOULD find it easy!
that voiceless inhuman negative
since it is the old guy who is obliged
to keep him in tow
and despite the fact that at present
he weighs nothing and has no means of conversing
he is still able to explain
by means of his tired-looking disembodied body language
how incapable they are both becoming to continue this outing anymore
and how very much harder
over the coming years it would be
for the two of them to keep on meeting in this way
conjoined until death do them part!