That's what's going on now.
As for me, I am rejoicing that those caterpillars have gone to chrysalis mode and some have emerged:
As for me, I have been back teaching since August 20 - almost a month! I am teaching "Introduction to Poetry" and "Women of Faith" this semester. I told them I no longer wanted to teach the Freshman Comp course. After 19 years, I don't have the energy, and this present generation demands much more energy to keep them engaged. So I feel somewhat liberated in not teaching them this time around.
And I have finally written some new poems and revised some old ones. And tonight I sent out poems to three places.