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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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    always really full
    regret and sadness inside
    view from afar bleak

    43 Masonic [+]

    oh, muni why, why?
    did i take the damn shuttle?
    THAT driver was nuts.

    mister bus driver
    why don’t you speak to me when
    i ask for transfer?


    Rumbles past my door
    It’s the N, trundling down
    Godspeed, ye wage slaves

    it’s always empty
    I mumble as it careens
    are we on two wheels?

    mean lady drives bus
    turns bring pain to us, not her
    in hell, she will burn

    no bus forever
    then two arrive together
    are they connected?


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

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


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


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

    Driver on cell phone
    stink-eyes me upon boarding
    Sure…give her a raise


    Ran to catch the ten
    Got in, sat down, until told
    I was on thirty.


    Waiting, bus delayed
    Blasting sun bakes my poor skin
    Happy Pride, S.F.

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


    At the stop before
    this one you wait through two lights
    made me late to work

    At the stop before
    this one you wait through two lights
    made me late to work


    52 Excelsior
    To Persia, and to Prague
    My MUNI pass a passport.

    Shivering in the fog
    while the driver eats her chips.
    Can we wait on the bus?

    Ba-door! shouts the man
    Leaving off the consonants.
    Chinese learning English.

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