Commissioned by the Bristol Cultural Development Partnership (Brunel 200)(2006)

 Skeined in iron his great bridge still in Bristol looms,
 his ‘first child, his darling’. Outlined against cliff,
 browbeating rock, she soars from ridge to ridge;
 far below tumbles muddy Avon, fecund with history;
 her sullen tides bear the ghosts of slavers,
 their press-ganged bullyboys chained to the idols of early globalism