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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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    What’s that odd rumbling?
    A vintage streetcar rounds Church.
    I look up. Day. Made.
    -Matt Foley (Train #162 [1914 SF])

    J- Church [+]

    Harmonic heaven.
    A man, his voice and guitar
    Serenades us all.
    -Matt Foley (Train #1426)


    “now arriving” blares,
    but J train is not moving?
    just confused and late.
    -S.M. Williams

    her bag hits my chin,
    I curse to myself.
    it hits me again.
    -S.M. Williams

    driver screams at man,
    tourist just wants to stop here,
    should have gone to Rome.
    -S.M. Williams

    water drips on head,
    no umbrella in my hand,
    wish I was outside
    -S.M. Williams


    A man is squabbling,
    Something about basketball.
    She smiles politely.
    -Matt Foley (Train #1501)


    Hear the piercing noise?
    Stand clear while steps are moving
    Underground we go


    Finally a J!
    “My final stop is Glen Park”
    Good thing there’s Bart.
    –matthew f.


    See your train pull in
    As I board on other side
    You didn’t see me


    school kids scream, my work
    outfit sucks. earbuds in ears,
    fingers on iPods.



    Listening to songs
    Crying behind sunglasses
    I miss my baby


    we stopped in the tunnel
    we stopped in the tunnel again
    nobody said a word


    J muni
    packed in like sardines
    always slow


    I arrived early
    to find you selling my soul…
    kaiser kills, bart sells


    Dog, shaking. His mom
    Says, “He’s afraid of the J-
    Church.” I say, “Me too.”


    I’m spoiled with this seat
    Should the that lady get it?
    Maybe to spoil is to stand


    new Boeing LRV at
    Church and 30th.

    high tech future of my youth–
    at Rio Vista!



    An experiment
    In what happens when no one
    Has showered for days.


    Show me a J-Church
    That’s on time, and I’ll show you
    A talking beansprout.

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