Your words are as slippery as worms –
Pray God you don’t slime your way into another term.
You said you loved me with all your heart –
It turned out you wanted me with quite a different part.
Freedom called you from beyond the sea
But cold waters were the only welcome you received.
My mouth is dry, anticipating
The sweet wine of your kiss I’ve been so long awaiting.
Note: the prompt was to write a landay. “Landays are 22-syllable couplets, generally rhyming. The form comes from Afghanistan, where women often use it in verses that range from the sly and humorous to the deeply sardonic and melancholy.” I’ve attempted the landay in various moods.