the Incas didn’t use mortar -
instead, they found stones that fit
so perfectly together that nothing could slip between them
and they built their city out of them
and when the earthquakes came
the city did not crumble.
I think we could be that way,
if we were to file ourselves down to the barest construction
of bones and ligaments and cartilage,
and give up this space between us,
so when the earthquakes come
we will not crumble away.