*The Scabbard of Her Throat*-- and I have been exploring these engaging poems of family and fantasy. And finding among them this mathy poem, "Odds":

**Odds**by Bernadette Geyer

Eighty percent of all plane crashes occur in the first

three minutes or in the last minute of the flight.

The odds of winning the lottery are 1 in 18 million

but you can't win if you don't play. In Peru,