|Carmen 28 (in English by Kate Rears)
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Friends of Piso, unprofitable staff,
with light knapsacks ready & unencumbered,
the best Veranus & you my Fabullus,
what do you make of things? Is it not enough
that you endure your hunger with that flat & cold wine?
Does it show in the account books anything of small profit
that has been paid out, as I chalk up what was paid out
by me, who followed my leader, as small profit?
O Memmius, for a long time you made me, supine, suck dick
well & also slowly with that whole shaft.
But, as far as I can tell, you all were in the same
situation: for you were stuffed with a penis no less
erect. Seek noble friends!
And yet to you let the gods & goddesses give many
bad things, disgraces of Romulus & Remus.
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