Muni Poetry - Litany for the 27 Bryant

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This article is part of a poetry series dedicated to every Muni route in San Francisco. You can find the poet, Mc "Mack" Allen, on twitter at @that_mc.

Litany for the 27 Bryant

riding this bus
like crawling on hands and knees
shooting star sidewalk murals
backlighting tents

crawling on hands and knees
from the hospital
to the hospital

this bus is crawling
on hands and knees
not a quick way
to get home

crawling in the tenderloin
kneeling at the curb
for a long time
a slog through traffic
alongside the traffickers
who are also
crawling on
hands and knees

shooting up with no justice
kneeling before no justice
holding no justice in their hands

this crawl
past bail bonds street signs
from bus shelter to bus shelter
from no shelter
to no shelter

crawl first
we can glide later

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