Secret Falling

Secret Falling, 1

hide and seek
ninja pirouettes
silent, tender pas de deux
smiling, quiet understandings.


© Jeanette C. Patindol

September 21, 2012

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Secret Falling, 2

I dreamt of you again

For the fourth time since that earthquake

Eight months ago.


They say that when you dream of someone,
Even if you haven’t been consciously thinking about them –

They have been consciously thinking about you.


Have you been thinking about me?

Are they tender thoughts

Like my tender dreams, too?


The earth is still quaking, you know.

Nothing is as it appears.


© Jeanette C. Patindol

October 25, 2012

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Secret Falling, 3

It’s 4am again

and my first thought is you

when my last thought was you

Morning, noon, night

Dusk, or dawn

There is you.



In the silences,

more than in the babble,

I feel you.

Yet we must speak

if only to fill up the social spaces

and we succeed at being funny

while feigning casual acquaintance

or businesslike efficiency.



So, sometimes, I wonder

which is more real –

the silences

or the social spaces?



You are so near

yet still so far.


© Jeanette C. Patindol

December 22, 2012

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Secret Falling , 4

without words

you and i

hearts racing

ninjas dancing



© Jeanette C. Patindol

January 8, 2013 tweet

#haiku-ish #thirteensyllables


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