Improbable

By Steve Cavin


Flip the coin, come up "heads",

Fifty percent of the time.

One coin, two faces,

Exactly fifty percent.


Roll the dice, get a seven,

Sixteen and two-thirds percent of the time.

Six ways to make seven, thirty-six combinations,

Sixteen and two-thirds percent.


I wonder what the chances are,

If I ask you to have dinner with me,

That you will say "yes".

Maybe, maybe not.









Spin the wheel, land on black,

Forty-eight point six five percent of the time.

Eighteen black, thirty-eight slots.

Forty-eight point six five percent.


Pull the trigger, and you're dead,

Sixteen and two-thirds percent of the time.

One bullet, six chambers.

Sixteen and two-thirds percent.


What were the odds,

That you would be born?

One chance, one billion sperm,

One hundred percent.