How does a space built with walls
insulated as sanctuary
separated from the street by habit
of going inside to go inside
A stranger enters, looks around,
leaves, then a stalwart follows
to prevent theft, no doubt,
but about a block away
steps across spire’s shadow.
The latter returns with news
of nothing lost, unsettled
by something gained
like sidewalk stained
and forgets to shut the door.
Daniel Pryfogle is cofounder and CEO of Sympara.