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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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    sixty, three children
    I caught a glimpse of his life
    after injury
    - EP

    48 Quintara/24th Street [+]

    Mother and Daughter
    Sitting side by side, same look
    Exact same hairdo


    We play cat and mouse
    Chasing you up 24th
    I always win though
    -Matt Foley


    sweatpants over jeans:
    some kind of chastity belt
    or the newest trend?


    maybe there, not
    always in doubt never trust
    the forty-eight bus


    Forty-eight Quinta
    ra twenty-forth Street to twen
    tieth street and third street


    Forty-eight Quinta
    ra Twenty-forth Street To West
    Portal Station


    See that man’s flesh wound?
    He’s like a human geyser!
    Think I’ll buy a car.
    — E.K.L.


    It’s time to vomit.
    Luckily, there’s an empty
    Seat right next to me.

    I’m going to bottle
    This stench and call it “Eau de
    Clean This Goddamn Bus.”
    — E.K.L.



    Driver: “How are you?”
    Me: “Uh, I don’t understand.
    Am I being Punk’d?”


    God loves His children.
    But Muni is not a child.
    So that explains it.


    Smoking crack on the
    Bus is his way of saying,
    “Sorry, it can’t wait.”


    as bob marley sang,
    ‘i don’t wanna wait in vain’
    wasted breath, it seems
    —Boo Monkey

    it’s more efficient
    walking length of twenty fourth
    versus ghost bus wait
    —Boo Monkey

    sky opens, rain pours
    48 out of service
    reads muni notice
    —Boo Monkey

    Like the bus, I’m late
    People and bags crowd the aisle
    Babies cry up front

    Early morning blur
    The slow grind down Twenty-Fourth
    Still without coffee

    Winding up and down
    Portrero Hill’s like a maze
    Freeways drone below

    Driver in training
    Goes too fast down Rhode Island
    I fear we will crash