Inca Stones

The stones stand stone on Incan stone,
No mortar joints but perfect union
Of bronze-crafted surfaces:
Chisel and bevel,
Face to face,
Trapezoid in perfect geometry they lean,
Earthquake-proof, organic bonds of
Secret joints, locking spurs and
Papertight union.

I hear the guide but see you dance
Amongst the ancient stones.
For so our hearts are bonded,
Face to face,
In interlocking union.
Ten thousand miles are
Paperthin between us.

Cusco October 2007