• Daniel Pryfogle

Placemaking


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How does a space built with walls

insulated as sanctuary

separated from the street by habit

of going inside to go inside

become expansive?


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.