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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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    will you step inside
    or shall I push you outside
    back door step stander?
    –Megan Anderson

    1 California [+]

    “1 California
    To Clay & Drumm beep beep beep”
    Outside my window


    Who started this trend?
    Stand in the aisle, but there’s seats!
    I call you “door trolls”


    June gloom Pac Heights–hills!
    red maple leaf waves afar.
    green tea taste on tongue


    Red bags line the aisle
    It must go through Chinatown
    Who would have guessed it?
    -Matt Foley


    That’s what happens when
    You give a guy a cell phone
    he becomes a girl!
    -overheard on Muni


    White professionals
    All freshly scrubbed and smug
    Boys sit while girls stand.


    You carry my bike.
    Too noisy at 6 AM.
    You make me Love/Hate.


    1 Cali to Drumm
    I am first stop so I get
    The best seat on bus


    pings, sci-fi noises
    1 California zooms by
    not 1am yet


    invisible stops
    the unknowing wait for them
    it’s an express bus!

    the morning express
    suits, heels- even casual
    all seem unhappy


    Friend bursts into tears
    Old asians of midnight 1
    Look on with concern
    –Diego Ruiz


    The 1 substitutes
    for Vespa’s broken headlight
    Drew you are handsome


    close, quiet, small
    If I ride, I look for her
    38: safer


    oh yes number one
    the train that goes across town
    it takes me to work


    Asian teens adopt
    The epithets of black peeps.
    Gunz and po-po, yo.
    (inspired by this)


    Library quiet,
    then chattering singsong din
    on the 1 Calif

    Electric bus stops
    Going up Sacramento
    Eerie silence reigns.

    1 California
    you’re just like the cable car
    only not as cool

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