12 June – Lupin lazuli

Newly planted,
there’s no hint yet
of tall tiered colour
and carousels of bright, bold bonnets.
But long before ruby-red carmine,
nestled among the still-green,
a perfectly centred aqua jewel
– sun-polished to reflect sky’s blue –
turns a humble multi-pointed leaf-star
to a fleeting new shape of flower power
before silently, secretly, stealing full away.