The early morning voice of the American Airlines rep
Gives me the details of the cost of getting home early.
Yes you are confirmed on standby Sir,
“Does that mean I can get on?”
“ ‘No, it means you can wait, and see if you can get on;
If you want to get on, you can buy another ticket and I will charge you for changing your ticket’ ”
So, I am dreaming of another world,
One where someone didn’t want to rob me because I wanted to see the wife sooner that evening,
The dog’s wagging tail,
A log fire on a cool fall evening.
So wake up Michael, and head for the airport,
Your punishment awaits you.
Or is it penance?