“Financial Black Hole and the Vanishing World”
When crisis seems more crisis
than economics the collapse
of dangers is replaced
in the machine by awakening
hidden nights of rage in English
suburbs. Algorithmic spells
of cognitive labor, intellect
dispossessed of the erotic.
Automatism of the human
swarm . The happy ending
is hypercomplex interfaces
trapped in inescapable
patterns. Invasion of the possible.
Financial obligation is a swarm.
Your rebellion is irrelevant,
is a swarm provoked by debt
of the symbolic family. Privatization
of dependence means more
information means less meaning.
The escape of the word
into financial formats.
A sphere of hyperinclusion.
of value without muscular
work dissolving products
Abandonment of the emotional.
The desiring force reduced
The voice is reemergence
An infinite slippage of sensuousness.
The monstruous singularity
cannot be compassionate,
open to becoming
other. A desert enunciation.
Poison of daily life. The oil
of eviction. Perturbation in response
to perturbation. Autonomy:
the ability to escape.
“Future Exhaustion and Happy Frugality”
Chaosmosis is the network, polysemy of mimickry.
Scriptural machines and their avatars exchange voice
for submission. An umbilical of extrinsic
coordinates at the junction of ambiguity and standardization.
Enunciation is the rhizome. The disaster of subjectivity.
The subjectivity of disaster An acceleration of loneliness.
Extinction is finite. Desire, infinite. The sensitive
organism is the threshold. We cannot think. We cannot
say. What we cannot say is the world. The world
resides in language. Digital finance is a closed reality.
A new barbarism. The violence of finitude.
The ironic act traversing the logic of excess. The game
to create, to play, to shuffle, a mechanism
to disentangle age and act from the limits of debt.
*Sections titles are extracted from Franco “Bifo” Berardi’s “The Uprising. Lines are reconfigurations and erasures from the same text.
Vincent Toro has an MFA in poetry from Rutgers University. He is winner of the 2015 Sawtooth Poetry Prize and is recipient of a Poet’s House Emerging Poets Fellowship and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. His poems have been published in The Buenos Aires Review, The Acentos Review, Codex, The Journal, and in the anthologies CHORUS: A Literary Mixtape, and The Waiting Room Reader 2. He lives and teaches in The Bronx with his wife, writer and scholar Dr. Grisel Acosta. His collection, “Stereo.Island.Mosaic.” is forthcoming in January 2016 from Ahasahta Press.