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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)


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


    He does not step down.
    “Don’t break my door” driver yells.
    I step down for him.
    -Matt Foley (Bus #5408)

    WTF Muni?
    “No” street? What are you thinking?
    It’s “Noe” street. Duh.
    -Matt Foley


    It’s early AM
    Piercings on everybody
    I break eye contact
    -Matt Foley

    I wait an hour
    Yet I’m solo on the bus.
    I don’t like this route.
    -Matt Foley (Bus #8562)

    You are a weird bus
    Winding around Myra Way
    Where are you going?
    -Matt Foley (Bus #8526)

    Man with little hair
    He’s wearing socks and slippers
    Quite fashionable.
    -Matt Foley (Bus #8562)

    Up and down the hills
    “Please hold on.” Yeah, no kidding.
    I think I’ll be sick.
    -Matt Foley

    We’re all on our phones
    Pretending that we have texts
    We are such losers
    -Matt Foley


    Teresita bus,
    Give me back my 26!
    It is not the same.
    -Matt Foley

    I just realized,
    My Fast Pass is worth more than
    My cellular phone
    -Matt Foley

    It’s Saturday night,
    And I’m here writing haikus
    I am really cool.
    -Matt Foley

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

    Please come back dear bus
    I miss your roar up my street
    I don’t feel at home.
    -Matt Foley

    We made eye contact
    You decided to drive past
    Now I will walk home
    -Matt Foley


    Once I rode this bus
    Ew. What am I sitting on?
    I’ll find a new bus.
    -Matt Foley

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