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    MUNI is the San Francisco Municipal Railway. MUNI Haiku celebrates and shakes a fist at all that is good, bad and curious about SF public transit.

    The world-famous and locally-reviled fleet is made up of gas buses, electric buses, connector buses, historic streetcars, lightrail trains and the iconic cable cars. It's complemented in some parts of town by BART, the subway that connects SF to its outskirts.The creator of this site absolutely worships the Italian orange F Markets.

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    A rolling trash can
    Outspoken inmates advise all
    Desperate transit

    14 Mission [+]

    Men too drunk to stand,
    Two, lost foreign backpackers,
    Dodginess abounds


    They say that hard times
    Bring out the best in people-
    NOT on the Fourteen.
    - k. shanley


    Crowded and quite loud.
    Men discuss smoking blunts once
    On the 14 line.

    this city is cold.
    on the waterfront by third.
    The Mission is Life!


    14 car detail
    Some bum just washed the back seat
    With a spray of piss


    cryptic gothic lettering
    printed on black t-shirt
    now I know 14 Mission


    Daily we ride down
    the Miracle Mile on the
    14. Home sweet home.


    the 14 Mission
    scares me more than I’d admit
    I’d rather take BART


    crack, booze, prostitute
    mehtamphetamine, fart
    tranny, un-paid fare


    An urban genie
    Takes me where I need to go.
    Great Scott! the Mission


    The boy like a dog
    Urine, a tag, graffiti
    I smell acetone.


    Real U.S. flavor
    For Czech guests, perhaps too much:
    “There is here some . . . stench?!”
    –SED & MJK


    The 14X Bus
    is very different from
    the 14 Mission

    bus of drunks and punks
    it dazzles all our senses
    but smell, touch, and taste

    up Mission, then down–
    like junkies at the BART stop
    on a grander scale

    Ev’ry five minutes?
    That’s a big MUNI pipe dream
    The 14 Mission
    camper english