Glistening like a pearl above Valentín’s Pizzeria,
The moon is pressing down on young Antonio’s heart marrow.
He bakes for lovers’ tongues, ‘neath the eye of Ave Maria
            Glistening like a pearl.
Esmeralda saunters in, dressed to beg for Cupid’s arrow.
She orders pizza from Antonio’s fixated sueña;
Her piercing angel bites hypnotize the young caballero.
Antonio then bakes a gift just for his dulcinea.
She takes the steaming heart-shaped pizza, big as a sombrero,
Glancing back over her shoulder, the white of her sonrisa
            Glistening like a pearl.

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