Two forms for the same view

I have an index where different components of the page are loaded from cells. Each display for their respective cells produces a form, among a list of items related to the cell ‘topic’.
I have a form in each cell display for a total of two forms.
The first form, using $this->Form->create(), shows up fine. The second form, using the same syntax, doesn’t give me the form in the HTML document. I’ve ensured that I’ve closed both forms appropriately with $this->Form->end().
I can’t noodle this one out.