Frequent flyer — five years old
Would love her mother's hand to hold.
Be brave, you'll make it, she's been told,
Across the friendly skies.
From daddy's home outside L.A.
To mommy's loft near J.F.K.
How can they live so far away?
The teardrops burn her eyes.
Outside her window, far below
A tiny city thrives;
With people moving to and fro —
They go about their lives.
How many fell in love today?
How many lost their heart?
How many others walked away —
Their families torn apart?
Frequent flyer — almost ten
Is flying coast-to-coast again.
She's said goodbye to brand new friends
She met the week before.
She simply hates her dad's new wife.
She's eager for her other life
Where everything will be alright
When she walks through that door.
Frequent flyer — seventeen
So weary of this traveling;
The back and forth, the in-between,
The home away from home.
She doesn't understand one bit —
Most parents of her friends have split.
She vows that she'll have none of it
When she is on her own.