Nhoj Morley


Chapter 3: Keep Still



Down in the Bunker of Truth, secret plans are discovered that show that buildings that look sort of like spaceships are actually spaceships intended to launch into orbit and connect together into a city in space. Even the newly refurbished Capitol Dome stands ready for an impending lift-off. Long robotic cranes will pluck supplies off the surface and particle beams will keep the workforce policed and motivated. Strumbozo grabs a few blueprints and he and Ahklem head back into the Fog of the Unknown knowing their destination must be near the center of the densest vapors. They don't know that Washington is about to become a very unsafe place.


"People are not, under their own momentum, good people. Though they are quite capable of goodness with some firm shepherding from the community at large, or a single influential person. Once this magnetic alignment is established, the result is an orderly public pulled onto a Vector of Goodness. This common motion must be maintained without deviation. It is the current and the push that allows the Goodness in us all to have a good place to be good in."
This is the way we've gone forever
this is the span of our stride
until we reach the shiny city
this ugly road is our guide
move along
This is the path
this is the way
this is the speed
of our travel today
never deviate a single step
or skip a frame of mind
should anyone lose sight of us
they must be left behind
move along
We are in motion 
we did the deed
a dose of dread
and regret is what we need
to chafe the senses like an ugly melody
we sung into a bottle and cast into the sea
until we reach our point of view 
this the road
this is the way
move along now
"Our Good Place is only there when we move together and at the same pace on the Vector of Goodness. If you move a little bit faster, or a little slower, or turn to the left or right even a smidge, the Good Place will blur and vanish from view. As will you, blur and then vanish from the sight of others who stay focused on The Path and do things at The Pace. This is The Way. Move along now… nothing to see here."
Keep still ya little varmints
we can make this merciful and quick
the speedy bullet is kinder to you
than the old club and stick.
your simian kinetics means
the target is in motion
like the rest of us
This is the road to the shining city
this is the speed of enlightenment
our destination is our nation's destiny
that waits for us forever
this is the path
this is the way
this is the speed
we travel at today
it chafes the senses like an ugly melody
we sung into a bottle and cast into the sea
until the end comes into view
this the path
and the pace
move along now
We are stillness in motion 
you best keep still ya little varmints
like the rest of us
We take the path
we know what to do 
We call it simian kinetics
but it's a vanishing point of view
Apes in motion
locked in limbo
kept safe and sound
Keep the speedy bullet
locked and loaded
the target is in motion