as in to teleport 
away from the decay of this world’s veins. 

as in the time 
it takes ghosts to traverse the planes. 

as in the flicker of light 
when even the brightest stars grow sick and wane. 

as in fluttering eyes 
expelling the caustic burn of acid rain. 

as in to erase 
behind the levee that stops the hurricane. 

as in you’ll miss 
the signs as history repeats in an endless refrain.