Can't you just blame it on the new job or those damn hurricanes? LOL. Seriously? I enjoyed the heck out of your frosting write, and the flaming one you did a day or two ago. I've missed you, sounds like you're missing yourself too, or maybe your muse. And I also understand how you might feel you are stagnating, falling into a comfort zone that can trap you, not stimulate you to move forward.
I go back into the archives sometimes and don't recognize myself at all. sometimes, I don't WANT to recognize myself. LOL, does that make any sense? (It does to my other sister, Karen I think )
Prose is great, I've actually been thinking of spending more time on prose than poetry lately, as it lends to greater length and a freer form. Not to mention it sticks around on page one longer. LOL
Hope Michael finds his quill soon, as I recall, his work was ALWAYS worth reading.