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Randall Jarrell, The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner

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Randall Jarrell, “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner” (1945).

From my mother’s sleep I fell into the State
And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze.
Six miles from earth, loosed from its dream of life,
I woke to black flak and the nightmare fighters.
When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose.

BallTurret(See the mechanics and interior of a ball turret here.)
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Written by mitchellirons

January 23, 2008 at 10:07 am

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