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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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    Tourists all line up.
    And not one cable car goes
    To the Tenderloin.

    Cable Car - Powell & Mason/Hyde [+]

    2000 miles we drive
    to get jerked and pushed around
    Tulsa time to go

    we used to sneak on
    now line backed up to Geary
    E- ticket required


    Late show at Bimbo’s
    Cable car back? Ha! good one
    Look out for a cab
    - whir


    cable car driver
    what is your fucking problem
    i’m trying to sleep


    It’s just me and you
    waiting for the cable car.
    You’re drunk- I take bus.


    Tourists ride outside
    “It’s more fun!” comes the chorus
    “but it’s cold” says I

    eh aren’t you afraid
    that you’ll fall off? tourist asks
    I prefer to stand


    Saving me from rain
    I came out of the subway
    and you were waiting.

    On my last birthday
    brakeman let me ring the bell
    best present I got!

    Powell and Mason nights
    drivers are always friendly
    nicest Muni guys!



    the brakes are broken
    speeding car we lurch forward
    argonaught vomit


    Another quarter!
    If it goes any higher
    I’m buying a car.

    I get on the bus
    and fumble for that quarter.
    Damn you Willie Brown

    one twenty-five? rats!
    better start hording tokens
    too late — all sold out
    —Allan Hough