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Metro And BART Were In A Haiku Battle And It Was Cute

Metro rolls through downtown (Photo by Calvin Fleming via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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It's Friday afternoon, so that means most of us are just twiddling our thumbs, waiting for the weekend to start. BART's Twitter account—which has been known to get quite real and candid—decided to have a little fun and goad L.A.'s Metro in a poetry slam. A haiku one, to be specific.

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It took a little prodding (chicken, L.A. Metro?), but Metro finally responded, albeit kinda weakly:

But they soon followed up with the big guns:

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Too soon! That wound is still open, Metro.

BART had a good comeback though:

An LAX(-adjacent) station, coming in 2021! Hopefully.

But even the NorCal transit agency had to admit that the spiffy new Expo Line was pretty rad:

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BART had to admit this burn from Metro was "savage." This was for the Silicon Valley fans:

Aww, two transit agencies in an LDR. Maybe the state's high-speed rail will bring you two together:

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This was all cute fun, but then BART just had to make it end on a weird note:

[via Laura Nelson on Twitter]