Don't let the size fool you. Anyway you slice it,"The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner" is about war. War is in the title and, figuratively at least, it's in every line. Jarrell wanted everyone to know, without question, he was addressing the horror and brutality of war. And after that last line, we think he achieved his goal.
Nice try, Randall, but the emotional and ideological complexities of war are impossible to capture in a poem, especially one as brief as "The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner."
No, really, we're serious this time. Way to go, Randall! Poetry is the perfect genre for dealing with things, like war, that feel unspeakable.