The teacher said "ball change cross right, ball change cross left" and Junebug not knowing what a "ball change" was or her left from her right (she could never remember if her freckle was on her right hand or left), tapped her way awkwardly across the dance floor as the tears welled up in her eyes and out the door never to return. (from Big Dreams blog)
She always wanted to do the right thing
But she couldn’t always remember her left from her right
She knew did not want to be left
She knew her dad was left-handed
She had a freckle on her left hand
Or maybe the freckle was on her right hand?
It was so easy to doubt herself
OVER AND OVER AGAIN
She felt embarrassed often
She worried others would see
It’s hard if you don’t know your left from your right
Ball change cross right, ball change cross left
TAP TAP TAP
She felt she was doing it all wrong
She would do anything to make it right
THE TEARS WELLED UP IN HER EYES
If she had more left at the end of a day
Or if she had leftovers from dinner last night
Or if she found a left-handed journal like she always wanted to buy Jay
Or if she would never doubt that yes, definitely her freckle is on her left hand
ALL THE WAY OUT THE DOOR NEVER TO RETURN
What’s right is what’s right for you.
What’s left is anything you have extra to give.
Some days there will be a lot left.
Some days there will be a little left.
Some days there will be none left at all.
Whose left at the end of a day will be the right people for you.