Crime in Poetry

November 20, 2012

This poem "Gary" by Jeffrey DeLotto seems to be framed around the concept of a man speaking to his wife or girlfriend on the phone. The poem is all of his side of the talking and mostly involves things that are bad in nature. The crime that it displays first is that of drug usage as the speaker parallels using drugs to having a beer after work. The poem continues with content revolving around theft and assault. The whole poem shows the weight of the stress that this man is putting on his family by being involved in such activities. 

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