Spectre of Vermeer by Salvador Dali

Man standing
supported in hand
by cranium and crane
buttock extended
outward
elbow ajar
and floor
broken up into
stone masonwork
this picture
so simple
and yet so clear
this don quixote
figure
ready to do the
world’s bidding
ready to scale
the mountains and plains
to overcome rectangular
walls caving in
on imagination
to view the blue
sky for all that it
contains
what’s the use
missing shoe