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Metro And BART Were In A Haiku Battle And It Was Cute
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.
We challenge @metrolosangeles to a transit poetry slam. Haikus only.— BART (@SFBART) June 24, 2016
Your move, LA.
Believe it or not— BART (@SFBART) June 24, 2016
There's a subway in LA
(Transit, not sandwich)@metrolosangeles
Remember the days— BART (@SFBART) June 24, 2016
When the federal gas tax
Kept pace with pop. growth?@metrolosangeles
Accept our challenge— BART (@SFBART) June 24, 2016
Your silence is deafening
NorCal is best Cal@metrolosangeles
It took a little prodding (chicken, L.A. Metro?), but Metro finally responded, albeit kinda weakly:
Metro palms kiss sun— LA Metro (@metrolosangeles) June 24, 2016
Tracks to sand, mountain, stars
BART has hammer pants #transithaiku @SFBART
But they soon followed up with the big guns:
Seventy-three wins— LA Metro (@metrolosangeles) June 24, 2016
This was your reality
Yet no ring to show@SFBART #wewentthere
Too soon! That wound is still open, Metro.
BART had a good comeback though:
Hypothetically— BART (@SFBART) June 24, 2016
If I land at LAX
Then what do I do?
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:
But let's be honest— BART (@SFBART) June 24, 2016
Tracks to Santa Monica
Make us quite jealous#transithaiku @metrolosangeles
BART had to admit this burn from Metro was "savage." This was for the Silicon Valley fans:
Pied Piper Hooli— LA Metro (@metrolosangeles) June 24, 2016
Tech bros in Dolores Park
We just chill and ride@SFBART
Aww, two transit agencies in an LDR. Maybe the state's high-speed rail will bring you two together:
Do you think one day— BART (@SFBART) June 24, 2016
We will meet in the middle
In Coalinga?#transithaiku @metrolosangeles
We food truck tacos— LA Metro (@metrolosangeles) June 24, 2016
You great Mission burritos
New York is hungry@SFBART @MTA
Don't tell @MTA— BART (@SFBART) June 24, 2016
About the weather out here
They can't sit with us#transithaiku @metrolosangeles
This was all cute fun, but then BART just had to make it end on a weird note:
Sleep tight, dear Metro— BART (@SFBART) June 24, 2016
The BARTmobile is afoot
It sees into souls#transithaiku @metrolosangeles pic.twitter.com/qRHzLBDNG3
[via Laura Nelson on Twitter]
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