Even when the knees hurt

The hard drive crashes

The shelter for 75 vulnerable men

is cast into uncertainty;

Even when the bank account is low

and the car is no longer driveable,

the rain is cold and

the ice cream is forbidden;

Even then, O Lord, will I praise you.

Your works are marvelous,

revealed in the smile of a stranger on the bus

who jostled me here.

My pen went awry on the page

but the amends were sweet.