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How Many Stars Will I Kill Tonight?


How many stars will I kill tonight?

Thousands if I let my dark voices in with no fight.

Quel my fears with a lasso I can hold.

Yank them to the side, and focus on the things I can control.

Cherish everything that brings me joy.

Sure tomorrow can be great,

but right now is what I must appreciate.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, August 6, 2017 –

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Your Love Locked Every Trigger And Opened My Pen


Amira . . . princess.
Your love locked every trigger
and opened my pen.
– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku #59, 5/1/2017 –

(I was inspired to write this haiku poem while writing my 2nd novel based in Iraq during the U.S. occupation. I’m about 79% done with 63,250 words.)

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The Further I Move Away, The Closer I Am


My compass is off.
The further I move away,
the closer I am.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku #58, 4/30/2017 –

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