I posted this as a comment in today's Morning Open Thread.
I was playing with Palinesqe layered synonyms and it resolved itself into a poem that I had fun writing.
I hope you will enjoy it.
Annoyances and Potatoes
Before, previously, then,
things you said to me
were not ignored.
Afterward futurewise however
nonetheless formerly my own words
might have been forgotten and good.
Hope is a poorly tended garden
full of things that might be annoyances or potatoes
or just a wild seed that volunteers to feed us.
Walking the dog, oatmeal, the turkey carpet remain,
Comfortable dullness is our comfortable dullness,
Preserve us from the horrors of the news cycle.