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    bus to the de Young?
    civil servant grunts “out front”
    but which side of street?

    44 O'Shaughnessy [+]

    Running for the bus!
    The driver sees me coming.
    He leaves anyway.


    Bayview Hunters Point
    The forty-four is marked by
    a line on the street


    Don’t know who was he?
    Old Mr. O’Shaughnessy?
    Well then, shame on thee.


    Love the forty four
    I check your route every day
    Even just for fun
    –Steve, Zac, Max


    Across from Juvie.
    Used to call it Crackateer,
    says rich kid smirking.

    Please exit at rear.
    But then, how to say Thank you,
    all alone driver.


    Nolte on page two
    Forty four arrives on time.
    What could be better?

    Big yellow leashed Lab,
    Blind Dave gets on at Juvie
    Both of them smiling.


    The kid from juvie,
    The foul-smelling man, & me.
    We all got the flu.
    –Mary Salome


    The obese driver
    Yells “move back!”, her eyes bulging
    Bok choy pokes my butt.


    Forty-four, each day
    I step out of Forest Hill
    You pass me right by


    ‘ol O’Shaughnessy
    how many syllables, four?
    i cannot decide


    Diesel bus heavy
    With smell of humanity
    And Arizmendi

    Just north of Glen Park
    Will driver stop at Malta?
    Fifty/fifty, dude


    A stop, fight, or smell:
    For each of us, a reason.
    Press bar to open.
    –Mary Salome


    Forty-five minutes
    waiting here with my dumb book
    to ride your stank ass.
    – Mary Salome


    It’s not too gauche to
    talk on a cellphone while
    on the 44