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David Bottoms is one of Americas provocative poets His poems often tell a dynamic story about his life In his book We Almost Disappear Bottoms is writing a series of poems about life events from his childhood days with his grandfather to his most present days with his kids One poem that had a unique message to it was My Fathers Garbage Can After reading My Fathers Garbage Can we discover that Bottoms had a true connection with his father From the beginning of the book we knew that Bottoms really admired his family and created incredible imagery to share his experiences and in My Fathers Garbage Can we see how aging can affect a family As Bottoms grows throughout the book He notices changes with his father His father often seemed lonelyThe mood in My Fathers Garbage Can is very warm Bottoms is having a conversation with his readers and is telling a vivid story about his dad In the first line he states My old man rings me on my cell The garbage can is beside the road and needs to be rolled back into the carport Bottoms is very calm about delivering certain sentences His dad calls him on his phone to tell him that his garbage can needs to go take his trashcan to the carport The next sentence says I scratch my head at the urgency in his voice Bottoms seemed puzzled by how important his dad is making the phone call sound To Bottoms his father must really want him to take out the trash This particular sentence was on its own stanza so perhaps Bottoms really wanted his readers to know how important the phone call was to his dadBottoms listens to the urgency in his fathers voice as he tells him The garbage can is sitting empty beside the roadit needs to be rolled back into the carport With thoughts in his head he says how
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