Merry Christmas

as they say;

tyres may tear

a star may stay

hearts may stir.

my icy scary stare

has met a match.

HE; a Rasta, his hair tame.

ME; a miser, my time came.


he has my heart.

Merry Christmas, my mister.

Stay the same each year.

Tanisha Mehta is a writer based in Nairobi, Kenya. A graduate of Broadcast Journalism and Gender Studies, she seeks stories of identity and belonging and explores telling them in a variety of ways through The Watu Project. Her work has been published by The Partition Museum, Amritsar, and Isele Magazine. A fourth generation Kenyan of Indian Origin, she lives with her husband, three dogs, and an inheritance of identities that cross time and space.