At first, our bodies were as one. Then you were unloving, but I still played the wretched favorite. Now you're the master and we're the wife. What's next? This is the fruit I reap from my diamond-hard life.
Amaru (c. seventh century A.D.), Kashmirian king, compiler, author of some of the poems in the anthology which bears his name. translated from the Amaruataka by Martha Ann Selby, vs. 69, Motilal Banarsidass (1983).